Château Haut Brion 2015 is a deep maroon red wine. On the nose it is initially mature and intense. Swirling the glass reveals more complex aromas, with notes of ripe red and black fruit, but without being excessive. The spices are mixed with fruit, licorice, a light touch of cloves ... The attack on the palate is broad and silky. The wine immediately fills the palate without being hard, and in all its dimensions: height, width and depth. Ripe fruit flavours can be detected, mixed with cocoa beans. The end is lingering, with notes of mocha, along with a slight coffee-like bitterness. It is one of Château Haut Brion’s best vintages - a wine with exceptional ageing potential.
Château Haut Brion 2014 has a beautiful and delicate nose with aromas of black berries such as blackberry and black currant, and empyreumatical notes. On the palate it is structured with generous polished tannins, a material that combines power and elegance and lasts for a very long time.
Château Haut Brion 2013 has a dark and stable colour. On the nose it is deep and reveals pronounced aromas of black fruit and spices. The attack is powerful but melts in the middle of the palate to make way for a more velvety assembly. The finely polished tannic structure is adorned with a beautiful wide and dense material. Its finish is lingering and very full.
In Château Haut Brion 2012 the Merlot is favoured, making up two thirds of the combination. On the nose it is subtle, elegant and highly complex. There are notes of delicate ripe red fruit and black currants, but also warmer touches, such as licorice, toasted notes and woody notes, and lastly some touches that are almost floral. On the palate it initially has a tight structure, but we very quickly notice that the tannins are coated, which makes the wine smoother, fatty, juicy and tasty. The wine is lingering and very pleasant. The 2012 vintage has the potential to compete with the winery’s greatest successes.
Château Haut Brion 2011 is a wine with a beautiful deep red colour. On the nose it is intense, with ripe black fruit mixed with notes of cocoa beans. After a little airing, the complexity explodes and the typical aromas of Haut-Brion can be appreciated. The attack on the palate is fine and very elegant, powerful but not jarring, with tannins that are still covered, and blooming into a beautiful lingering finish with great flavour.