1998 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • NM 98
  • WS 97
  • W&S 96
  • WA 96
  • ST 94

Reviews for 1998 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2008
A deep garnet core with deep brick rim. The nose is just fantastic, just soars from the glass with brilliant delineation and freshness; black olives, blackberry leaf, blueberry and a touch of iodine. At this stage it has... A deep garnet core with deep brick rim. The nose is just fantastic, just soars from the glass with brilliant delineation and freshness; black olives, blackberry leaf, blueberry and a touch of iodine. At this stage it has slightly more breeding than the La Mission, although that wine has more immediacy. The palate is awesome: full-bodied, more structure than La Mission, nigh on perfect balance and tension. There is a natural quality to this wine, a beguiling sense of harmony that will ensure that this will become the best Haut Brion since the 1989 (on par with the criminally overlooked 1990.) The finish has a gorgeous suppleness to it: notes of blackberry, cherry liqueur, black olives and a touch of oyster shell. Very long in length. Awesome.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2009
Dark color with decadent aromas of truffles meat ripe berries and tobacco. Turns to sweet crushed berries. Full-bodied with very polished tannins and a berry and mineral aftertaste. The serious tannin structure is still... Dark color with decadent aromas of truffles meat ripe berries and tobacco. Turns to sweet crushed berries. Full-bodied with very polished tannins and a berry and mineral aftertaste. The serious tannin structure is still hiding behind the fruit of the wine. Tightly wound and beautiful. Solid as a rock. A classic wine.-'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2011. -JS
W&S 96
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, April 2002
Rated, no tasting note given.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2001
As reported over the last two years this is a prodigious Haut-Brion. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a tight but incredibly promising nose of smoke earth minerals lead pencil black currants cherries... As reported over the last two years this is a prodigious Haut-Brion. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a tight but incredibly promising nose of smoke earth minerals lead pencil black currants cherries and spice. This full-bodied wine unfolds slowly but convincingly on the palate revealing a rich multi-tiered stunningly pure symmetrical style with wonderful sweetness ripe tannin and a finish that lasts for nearly 45 seconds. It tastes like liquid nobility. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035.</P>
ST 94
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2001
94+ Good medium ruby. Aristocratic highly complex nose hints at plum roast coffee leather grilled nuts tobacco and earth. A bit reticent today but already offers an uncanny amalgamation of density and vinosity. A very... 94+ Good medium ruby. Aristocratic highly complex nose hints at plum roast coffee leather grilled nuts tobacco and earth. A bit reticent today but already offers an uncanny amalgamation of density and vinosity. A very suave subtle wine that finishes with creamy sweet tannins and terrific grip and length. Was there a more consistently outstanding first growth through the decade of the '90s?