2004 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 96
  • W&S 96
  • WS 95
  • NM 93
  • WA 92
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2004 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2007
Of the pair of châteaux La Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion (both owned by the Dillon banking family) that face each other across the crowded streets of Pessac Haut-Brion is the one with the structure the darkness the... Of the pair of châteaux La Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion (both owned by the Dillon banking family) that face each other across the crowded streets of Pessac Haut-Brion is the one with the structure the darkness the brooding character. This is so true of 2004 with its hugely firm structure underlying the initial supple fruit. At the end the acidity is an enticing surprise lifting the aftertaste.
W&S 96
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2007
Open the bottle and you'll find harmony in the glass but the wine remains subtle stony and mute as if the flavors lie behind a closed door. Over the course of several days that door begins to open the stoniness transforms... Open the bottle and you'll find harmony in the glass but the wine remains subtle stony and mute as if the flavors lie behind a closed door. Over the course of several days that door begins to open the stoniness transforms into sleek fruit as if to mirror the complexity of the multicolored pebbles that sustain Haut-Brion's vines a range of flavors from red to purple to black. The structure grows increasingly substantial while the harmony remains lending the wine mysterious power. Twenty years from now this will just begin to reach a plateau and should sustain itself long after.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2007
Wonderful aromas of dried flowers currant berries and mineral. Full-bodied yet reserved and refined. Lovely texture with a pure silk feel. Seamless and beautiful. Great length. Even better than from barrel. Best after... Wonderful aromas of dried flowers currant berries and mineral. Full-bodied yet reserved and refined. Lovely texture with a pure silk feel. Seamless and beautiful. Great length. Even better than from barrel. Best after 2012. 12500 cases made. -JS
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2011
93+ Tasted at the French Embassy in London. The Haut-Brion ’04 may be entering a rather awkward phase. The nose is reticent at first and demands continued coaxing from the glass. Blackberry, cranberry and leather... 93+ Tasted at the French Embassy in London. The Haut-Brion ’04 may be entering a rather awkward phase. The nose is reticent at first and demands continued coaxing from the glass. Blackberry, cranberry and leather eventually emerge, later joined by bay leaf, leather and a touch of wild heather. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins, dominated by cedar and undergrowth characters. It does lack a little depth and there is a touch of piquancy towards the finish. I feel this is entering a dumb phase but will come through the other side with all guns firing. Drink 2015-2030.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2009
Medium to deep garnet colour. The nose is still a little mute giving a moderate intensity of youthful aromas: ripe plums cassis Chinese five spice moss and a fair amount of cedar. Oak tannins seem to dominate the... Medium to deep garnet colour. The nose is still a little mute giving a moderate intensity of youthful aromas: ripe plums cassis Chinese five spice moss and a fair amount of cedar. Oak tannins seem to dominate the structure contributing to the taut astringency of the palate yet there is a good amount of ripe berry and earthy fruit plus medium acidity to balance. Long earthy finish. Drink 2012 to 2034. Tasted February 2009. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2007
Good deep ruby-red. Reticent nose showed some dark cherry with aeration. Densely packed but youthfully closed even a bit austere today offering hints of black raspberry and minerals. This is fairly tannic wine (the IPT is... Good deep ruby-red. Reticent nose showed some dark cherry with aeration. Densely packed but youthfully closed even a bit austere today offering hints of black raspberry and minerals. This is fairly tannic wine (the IPT is 72) but there's nothing hard about it. My sample gained in sweetness and texture with aeration although its fruit character remained tightly wound. Give this time in a carafe if you plan to try it anytime soon. At this tasting the '04 La Mission was showing much more personality.