1998 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION ROUGE «1st Growth Grand Cru Classé»
Full colour. Fragrant, classy nose. Not a blockbuster but very lovely fruit. Composed, pure and intense. On the palate this is rich and fruity. very classy and long. Very fine plus.
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|Name||Château Haut Brion|
|Classification||1er cru classé / First growth|
|Grape Varieties||55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc|
|Average Age of Vines|
|Production||10,000 – 12,000 cases|
|Ageing||18 to 22 months in 80% new wood|
Cabernet Sauvignon, Other
|Price per bottle||
HAUT BRION 1998 Premier Cru Classé of Pessac-Léognan 95 If I look at the level of the score and that of the price, then this wine is the star of the fourth term amongst the first classed growths of Bordeaux. Tasted three times (twice blind) since June from the cellars of private individuals, I always gave it the same score. It is still a very young wine, as is shown by its still red colour and its still withdrawn nose. In the mouth, its qualities demand respect. It combines density and strength to a refined, sappy texture. Full in the middle, it ends extremely flavourful, floral, liquorice, fruity and supple. I suggest that you wait until 2010 before drinking it. I foresee long cellaring until 2030. It can be found today for 200¤ a bottle before tax.