1996 Haut Brion (12-Pack OWC)

- 750 ml
95
RP-NM
Availability: In Stock
$629.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
11050.OWC12-750-AI
Haut Brion (12-Pack OWC) is available to buy in increments of 12
While in some vintages La Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion can be close in quality, that is not the case in this vintage. The 1996 Haut-Brion, a blend of 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc is clearly on a higher plane than the La Mission. There is something much more expansive and complete on the nose: greater depth of fruit, more harmonious with scents of underbrush, tar, black olive and this bottle perhaps less "feral" than I have noticed on previous examples. The palate is very well balanced with dark cherries, sous-bois and cedar... This is a 1996 that has retained and built upon beguiling fleshiness and it will continue to evolve with style and panache.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
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Description While in some vintages La Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion can be close in quality, that is not the case in this vintage. The 1996 Haut-Brion, a blend of 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc is clearly on a higher plane than the La Mission. There is something much more expansive and complete on the nose: greater depth of fruit, more harmonious with scents of underbrush, tar, black olive and this bottle perhaps less "feral" than I have noticed on previous examples. The palate is very well balanced with dark cherries, sous-bois and cedar... This is a 1996 that has retained and built upon beguiling fleshiness and it will continue to evolve with style and panache.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Product ID 11050.OWC12-750-AI
Availability In Stock
Vintage 1996
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France
Producer Haut Brion
Rating 95 RP-NM
Region Bordeaux
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red
OWC Yes
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
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