A big, powerful wine, the 2012 Chateau Haut Brion possesses stunning richness and intensity. This Chateau Haut Brion from Pessac-Léognan possesses remarkable depth and tons of raw, animal power that is going to require considerable time in bottle to soften. This Chateau Haut Brion wine is certainly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage, with a dense purple color, classic nose of crushed rock, lead pencil shavings, black raspberry, blueberry and flowers. This is a Cellar Selection which is a powerful wine will need many years.
Chateau Haut Brion is Bordeaux oldest Grands Crus, with a wine making history dating back to the 5th century. From only 46% of the production, this is an absolutely remarkable effort from the Dillon family and their winemaking team of the two Jean-Philippes.
This 2012 Chateau Haut Brion wine has a blend of 65% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc.
98 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
96 points James Suckling
96 points Wine Enthusiast