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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1988 (1) CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1990 (2) 98 WA CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1986 (1)


CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1988 (1) PESSAC-LÉOGNAN. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1990 (2) PESSAC-LÉOGNAN. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ 1990: IN TERMS OF THE BRILLIANT COMPLEXITY AND NOBILITY OF THE AROMATICS, SCORCHED EARTH, BLACK CURRANTS, PLUMS, CHARCOAL, CEDAR, AND SPICES, THE 1990 OFFERS AN AROMATIC EXPLOSION THAT IS UNPARALLELED. IT IS ALWAYS FASCINATING TO TASTE THIS WINE NEXT TO THE 1989, WHICH IS A MONUMENTAL EFFORT, BUT MUCH MORE BACKWARD AND DENSER, WITHOUT THE AROMATIC COMPLEXITY OF THE 1990. THE 1990 PUT ON WEIGHT AFTER BOTTLING, AND IS CURRENTLY RICH, FULL-BODIED, OPULENT, EVEN FLAMBOYANT BY HAUT BRION’S STANDARDS. IT IS AN INCREDIBLE EXPRESSION OF A NOBLE TERROIR IN A TOP VINTAGE. WHILE IT HAS BEEN FULLY MATURE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, IT DOES NOT REVEAL ANY BRICKING AT THE EDGE, AND I SUSPECT IT WILL STAY AT THIS LEVEL FOR ANOTHER 10-15 YEARS ... BUT WHY WAIT? IT IS IRRESISTIBLE NOW. JUNE 2009 98 WA CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1986 (1) PESSAC-LÉOGNAN. CRU CLASSÉ 4 BTS. PER LOT $2,200 - $2,600




Price Realised: $3600



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