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1986 Haut Brion - 750 ml

96
RP-NM

Product ID: 11046-750-AI
Availability: Out of Stock
Vintage: 1986
Format: 750 ml
Color: Red
Country: France
Producer: Haut Brion
Rating: 96 RP-NM
Region: Bordeaux
Type of Wine: Bordeaux Red
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Description: The 1986 Haut-Brion, which I thought should be fully mature by now, remains a backward, highly concentrated, powerful wine with more noticeable tannin than most top vintages. The wine does possesses a tell-tale smoky tobacco and sweet black currant-scented nose, in addition to subtle new oak and minerals scents. This medium to full-bodied, rich, intensely smoky wine has still not reached its plateau of maturity. It is unquestionably the wine of the vintage for Graves, and not far off the pace of the great 1986 first-growth Medocs...

Robert Parker
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