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Château Haut-Brion Pessac Léognan 2001
Château Haut-Brion Pessac Léognan 2001
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Region: France » Bordeaux » Pessac-Leognan
Producer: Château Haut-Brion
Alcohol: 13.5%


in mixed case $607.50


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Wine Spectator

Intense aromas of violets, berries and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with layers of supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Very classic in style. All in elegance and length. I like it better than the 2000. Best after 2009.

Score: 95. March 31, 2004.

Wine Advocate

Haut-Brion's 2001, which was bottled late (the end of September, 2003), possesses an unmistakable nobility as well as a burgeoning complexity. Plum/purple to the rim, this blend of 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Cabernet Franc is playing it close to the vest, having closed down considerably after bottling. Nevertheless, it reveals pure notes of sweet and sour cherries, black currants, licorice, smoke, and crushed stones. Medium-bodied with excellent purity, firm tannin, and an angular, structured finish, it requires 5-7 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020+.

Score: 94. —Robert Parker, June 2004.