Château Haut-Brion 2012 – Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé de Graves

Château Haut-Brion 2012 – Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé de Graves

The nose is elegant, fine, elegant, fruity and relatively powerful. It reveals notes of blackberry and cassis associated with a hint of fig, spices as well as a hint of violet flowers, liquorice and green pepper. The palate is fruity, gourmande, sleek, well-balanced, suave and offers a beautiful precision of fruit, a nice definition, a small juiciness, a racy minerality, tension, a fine acidity (in the background) as well as a beautiful, fleshy and silky matter. On the palate this wine expresses notes of blackberry, black cherry jam and cassis associated with a touch of redcurrant, raspberry as well as a hint of wild strawberry, licorice, a discreet hint of chocolate and slight touches of oak. Tannins are elegant. Good length and persistence with a discreet hint of truffle.

Note (Score): 18.5/20

Note (Score): 97/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2016/09

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)