The 2012 Chateau Haut Brion (65% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc) 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. The Chateau Haut Brion 2012 shows subtle barbecue smoke notes in the background, but is full-bodied, stunningly concentrated and builds incrementally, yet finishes with luxurious, almost extravagant amounts of fruit and intensity. 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 is a Cellar Selection which is a powerful wine will need many years.
98 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
96 points James Suckling
96 points Wine Enthusiast
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