1995 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 96
  • NM 95
  • JR 95
  • WS 95
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 1995 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
It is fun to go back and forth between the 1995 and 1996 two superb vintages for Haut-Brion. The 1995 seems to have sweeter tannin and a bit more fat and seamlessness when compared to the more structured and muscular... It is fun to go back and forth between the 1995 and 1996 two superb vintages for Haut-Brion. The 1995 seems to have sweeter tannin and a bit more fat and seamlessness when compared to the more structured and muscular 1996. Certainly 1995 was a vintage that the brilliant administrator Jean Delmas handled flawlessly. The result is a deep ruby/purple-colored wine with a tight but promising nose of burning wood embers intermixed with vanilla spice box earth mineral sweet cherry black currant plum-like fruit medium to full body a high level of ripe but sweet tannin and a finish that goes on for a good 40-45 seconds. This wine is just beginning to emerge from a very closed state where it was unyielding and backward. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. Last tasted 11/02.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2014
Tasted at Christies' Boardroom dinner from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1995 Haut Brion has a gorgeous bouquet: less opulent than the bottle encountered in March 2011, here offering a more sedate, but somehow "languid... Tasted at Christies' Boardroom dinner from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1995 Haut Brion has a gorgeous bouquet: less opulent than the bottle encountered in March 2011, here offering a more sedate, but somehow "languid" bouquet of tertiary black fruit, cigar box and autumn leaves that are all beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, open for business with fine tension shimmering throughout. It does not quite possess the breeding or clinical focus of the 1996, but it is a generous Haut-Brion, rounded in texture with Morels and tobacco lining the finish. I would broach bottles of the 1995 before reaching for the 1996. Drink now-2025.
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2013
Just lovely wine, and the only one that was not dominated by a single variety, being a Cabernet/Merlot blend. Excellent lustrous, nuanced ruby.. Clearly a very fine mature wine. Strong liquorice notes (Haut-Brion 'warm... Just lovely wine, and the only one that was not dominated by a single variety, being a Cabernet/Merlot blend. Excellent lustrous, nuanced ruby.. Clearly a very fine mature wine. Strong liquorice notes (Haut-Brion 'warm bricks' earthiness?) For a second I wondered if it was a 1998 Hermitage. Very complex. Spread across the palate. My guess is that no one dared guess it was a first growth but we were looking for appreciation in the comments box... 18.5/20
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Sweet tobacco blackberries and violets on the nose. Subtle. Full-bodied and very tight with fantastic tannins and a long caressing finish. Wonderful texture. All in reserve still. Give this time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux... Sweet tobacco blackberries and violets on the nose. Subtle. Full-bodied and very tight with fantastic tannins and a long caressing finish. Wonderful texture. All in reserve still. Give this time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2010. -JS
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 1998
Very good deep red-ruby. Sweet highly expressive aromas of redcurrant hot stones roasted plum woodsmoke and tobacco. Fuller and more textured in the middle palate with a chewy tactile mouth feel that suggests strong... Very good deep red-ruby. Sweet highly expressive aromas of redcurrant hot stones roasted plum woodsmoke and tobacco. Fuller and more textured in the middle palate with a chewy tactile mouth feel that suggests strong extract and a wonderfully pliant texture. A firm mineral underpinning and sound acids frame the fruit. Expansive and seductively sweet in the mouth. Finishes very long and ripe with thoroughly civilized tannins.