2016 Haut Brion 1er Cru Pessac Leognan - Storage to April 2021

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Price: £2,400.00 (£2,895.59 Inc Duty & VAT)
Current Availability: Good
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  • Format : Case of Bottles
  • Status : En Primeur
  • Size : 6/75CL
W J Gardener
W J Gardener
Nickolls And Perks

Tasting Date : 19 April 2017

56% merlot, 6.5% cabernet franc, 37.5% cabernet sauvignon. Almost black. Tighter on the nose than La Mission Haut Brion, the palate is so well knit, almost impenetrable but there are flecks and nuances here, powerful wine, solid core, the texture is undeniable. Maybe a bit forced but the tannins are ripe, it can take it the wood will integrate, Szechuan pepper at the sides of the mouth. Wow reminds me of the 1998 vintage, monolithic.

Rating : 96-98/100


James Suckling
James Suckling
The Wine Spectator

Tasting Date : 19 April 2017

This is a monument for Haut-Brion and reminds me of the great 1998 but in a modern and bright style. Full-bodied, very tannic and superbly structured yet always agile and vivid. Its energy and dynamic nature grabs you by the shoulder and tells you it’s great. Staggeringly precise. It can’t get better than this, can it?

Rating : 100/100


Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Jancisrobinson.com

Tasting Date : 19 April 2017

Even deeper colour than La Mission. Broad and spicy and very rich and a compote of warm bricks. (La Mission is more muscular and obviously tannic.) Firm and not over the top. Prances. Transparent and very much Haut-Brion.

Rating : 19/20


Tasting Date : 19 April 2017

The 2016 Haut-Brion is shaping up to be one of the jewels of the vintage. Towering, powerful and intense, the 2016 is marvelously complete in all of its dimensions. Gravel, bacon fat, black cherry, smoke, leather and licorice are all pushed forward. The 2016 is quite rich, but never heavy. It is especially polished, even understated Haut Brion built more on finesse than power.

Rating : 95-98/100


Neal Martin
Neal Martin
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 April 2017

The 2016 Haut Brion is a blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 19 September and 13 October. Jean-Philippe Delmas told me that this represents a touch more Merlot than last year's vintage. It clearly has a more powerful and intense bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion, although maybe not the same killer level of detail and delineation. The palate is beautifully balanced with arching tannins that insistently grip the mouth. There are layers of black fruit, minerals, sea salt and a touch of crushed violets. Unlike the 2015 Haut-Brion, this is more linear, stricter and you could argue more nimble on its toes. Yet maybe it does not quite have the same depth and labyrinthine complexity that made the 2015 such an astonishing wine. Nevertheless, this 2016 is not far behind and it will be fascinating to compare in the future.

Rating : 97-99/100

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.

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4+ Cases£11.00
25+ Cases£9.15

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