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2004 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 »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2013-2027
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author OCKevin
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.286%
Tasted On 03/07/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2024

Noticeably tannic, with nice earthiness, tobacco, spice and minerality on the palate. Maybe a little early to open? For me, perhaps it's just a matter of personal taste, but I found the bottle lacked some of the character I would have liked to have seen from a wine of this pedigree (and price tag).

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Author riffmaker
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.882%
Tasted On 08/29/2010
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Author botro
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.415%
Tasted On 01/23/2010
Drink Dates 2015-2035

A rich and tannic Haut Brion that is much too young at this time. Has great fruit and the Haut Brion characteristics but is somewhat austere. I hope it evolves well as it could be a great wine in some years. I would keep this at least 5 more years before trying.

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Author derekastoria
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.97%
Tasted On 04/28/2009
Drink Dates 2012-2030

Ruby and medium dark colour. Strong and dense nose with layers of dark fruits and attractive aroma. A pretty structure and full body. Good tannic backbone but not excessive. Some black fruits but also a lot of complex secondary flavour. More acidity than La Mission. Great level of complexity and long aftertaste. Very interesting wine in the future with great potential.

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.457%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

I reserve my judgment on this wine because the sample size was simply too small to make a true assessment. While I couldn'tget a true sense of quality, I could make out the tobacco, cigar smoke and blackberry flavors that are undeniable of it?s terroir and pedigree?.making me wish I had the patience for the second bottle to open up

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