Château Haut-Brion 2018 is a popular Bordeaux red wine that we are very pleased to have on our list. A First Growth based in Pessac Leognan on the Left Bank in Bordeaux that is without doubt one of the world’s best wine properties.
Château Haut-Brion is a family affair, with winemakers from the Delmas family running back 3 generations. With the iconic shaped bottle, this is very much a collectors wine – that should be considered as part of most investment portfolios.
The blend of Château Haut-Brion is typically 45% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
Again, Château Haut-Brion is well scored by the critics. 100 points from Lisa Perrotti Brown, 99 points from James Suckling and 96 points from Neal Martin from vinous – who comments:
“The 2018 Haut-Brion was double decanted, assessed after two hours and then over 24 hours, initially blind against La Mission Haut-Brion. There is more red fruit on the nose compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion, wild strawberries commingling with raspberry, light tobacco scents and shavings of black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied and beautifully balanced with superb salinity. Maybe this is more elegant and seductive than the La Mission thanks to the killer line of acidity, though it has slightly less backbone and grip by comparison. Oddly, this First Growth is the most approachable of the pair. It has wonderful cohesion and harmony toward the precise, captivating finish. Superb. My hunch is that this will have wider appeal in its youth, then the La Mission might put its nose in front after 15–20 years. Drink 2024-2060.”
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