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1964 Haut Brion [Pessac-Leognan]
[Bordeaux/Meritage-style blend]
Posted by Mike P. on 2014-12-23 15:48:57 [Show TN in Text Format]
Chateau/Producer:Haut Brion
Country:France
State:Bordeaux
AOC:Grand Cru Classe
Region:Pessac-Leognan
Wine Score:93
Notes:Ruby red to amber and watermelon at the edges; still a tremendous amount of richness of color given this wine's 50 (FIFTY) years of age. Not very noticeable legs.

Nose of peat, plums, prunes and minerals... gave way to a burst of clean, fresh vanilla oak, from there it morphed into leather and then an incredible explosion of violets that went on and on. Extremely floral and pleasing.

Medium to light-bodied with an incredible finish. The structure was starting to wain - this wine was undoubtedly very well-kept and it shows. The nose contains every last hint of all its glory, but on the tongue it showed a slight imbalance of acidity and oxidation. Not so much as to take away from the overall experience. This was a magnificent bottle that I would have drank ten times the quantity of had it been available.
Tasting Date:2014-12-23

 
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