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2005 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
99
JR 17.5+
WS 100
IWC 97
WA 98
Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2050 WA: 2017-2040 WS: 2017+
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IWC 97
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

($1; 250-$1,600) Bright ruby-red. Wonderfully expressive nose combines black raspberry, mocha, hot stones, caramel and tobacco. Lush, fat and full but with terrific definition and suavity to its extravagantly dense black raspberry, stone and licorice flavors. As large-scaled as this is, it's not at all overly sweet. Expands impressively on the back half, finishing with substantial tannins that are thoroughly covered by fruit. A great vintage for Haut-Brion.

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JR 17.5+
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2010-2022

Scored 17.5 in the Southwolds tasting of 2005 Bordeaux.Positively glows! Sweet and luscious with lots of obvious Merlot – maybe more evolved than most Bordeaux 2005s would be? Unusual, a little obviously sweet but very winning indeed. More forward than most. Complex and gorgeous.

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WA 98
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 176
Drink Dates 2017-2040

Another profound effort from Haut-Brion, the 2005 (a 9,000-case blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc) has bulked up to the point that it is fair to compare it to the great successes of 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, and 2000. A dark ruby/purple color is followed by a nuanced, noble bouquet of blue and red fruits interwoven with wet stones, unsmoked cigar tobacco, scorched earth, and spring flowers. The wine is full-bodied, pure, and complex as well as exceptionally elegant with laser-like precision. The tannins are still serious and substantial, and in that sense, this is a completely different style of Haut-Brion than the opulent, silky-textured 1989 and 1990. As I have written before, it comes across as an improved, more concentrated and structured version of the 1995 or 1998. Patience will be required for this stunner.

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WS 100
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2017+

This is incredible on the nose, showing coffee cake, blackberry, floral, coffee bean and vanilla bean, with Chinese spices. A very complex, full-bodied red, with seamless, hyperpolished tannins that caress every millimeter of the palate. Lasts for minutes. So beautifully balanced, I'm left speechless. Is it even better than the 1989? 9,080 cases made.

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Author Big Winer
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.235%
Tasted On 07/11/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2050

Great wine with hints of tasty spices. Impeccable balance and length. Still young but very approachable now.

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.795%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.523%
Tasted On 03/04/2009
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.725%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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