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1993 Haut-Brion Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
Producer Notes

Since its founding in 1525, Chateau Haut-Brion has passed between many illustrious owners, including admirals, archbishops, and mayors of Bordeaux. In recent years, the estate has come under the ownership of Clarence Douglas Dillon, Ambassador of the United States in Paris and Minister of Finance under President John F. Kennedy, making it the only American-owned First Growth property. Currently,... More »

Score
93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2007-2018 VF: 2002-2020
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Author dozman3
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.095%
Tasted On 02/23/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2016

this wine is just past its peak, but instead of fading away, now has developed a mellow smokiness that gives it an elegant touch of class commensurate with its age--still fully enjoyable from open to finish. drink up!

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Author botro
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.415%
Tasted On 10/12/2013
Drink Dates 2000-2020

Properly stored since purchase. Has some of the traditionally described Haut Brion characteristics of tar and tobacco aromas. Color is medium ruby red with little sign of age from the color. Medium bodied in texture followed by complex flavors - fruit, tobacco, slight oak and earth. This complexity and smoothness reflect the elegance of Haut Brion - not too forward but never backward. Wine was decanted but seemed to decline after 2 hours. I suspect that this will keep but not improve or change dramatically. Enjoy now or keep 10+ more years.

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