2005 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WS 100
  • WA 100
  • AG 100
  • NM 98
  • IWC 97

Reviews for 2005 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
This is incredible on the nose showing coffee cake blackberry floral coffee bean and vanilla bean with Chinese spices. A very complex full-bodied red with seamless hyperpolished tannins that caress every millimeter of the... This is incredible on the nose showing coffee cake blackberry floral coffee bean and vanilla bean with Chinese spices. A very complex full-bodied red with seamless hyperpolished tannins that caress every millimeter of the palate. Lasts for minutes. So beautifully balanced I'm left speechless. Is it even better than the 1989? Best after 2017. 9080 cases made. –JS
WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the... The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the aromatics, incredible fragrance (subtle smoke and blue, red, and black fruits) that persists in the glass, full-bodied mouthfeel (though very light and delicate on its feet), and incredible length characterize this great Haut-Brion. It is just starting to drink well, and should continue to do so for at least another three decades. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but only 9,000 cases were produced. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
AG 100
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, November 2015
One of my wines of the night, the 2005 Haut-Brion is stratospheric. Remarkably vivid and nuanced, the 2005 presents a compelling mélange of dark flavors laced with the savory/mineral notes that are so typical of... One of my wines of the night, the 2005 Haut-Brion is stratospheric. Remarkably vivid and nuanced, the 2005 presents a compelling mélange of dark flavors laced with the savory/mineral notes that are so typical of Haut-Brion. The 2005 is a thrill to follow in the glass, as it continually reveals new shades of its personality, something I consider a common attribute among all of the world's truly great wines. The dense, explosive finish points to a very bright future. Readers who own the 2005 should be thrilled, as it is truly magnificent.
NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Haut-Brion 2005, which unlike the rest of the First Growth was tasted from magnum, has a more audacious and sensual bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion with copious black cherries, cooked meat, mint... The Château Haut-Brion 2005, which unlike the rest of the First Growth was tasted from magnum, has a more audacious and sensual bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion with copious black cherries, cooked meat, mint and wild heather scents. You could sit and nose this all day. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins. The harmony will leave you breathless. It is underpinned by nigh perfect acidity and astounding weight. Yet it does not overwhelm and remains faithfully classic in style. It is difficult to fault this Haut Brion and do not be surprised if it one day ends up joining the ranks of the 1961, 1989 or 2000. 98+
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Bright ruby-red. Wonderfully expressive nose combines black raspberry mocha hot stones caramel and tobacco. Lush fat and full but with terrific definition and suavity to its extravagantly dense black raspberry stone and... Bright ruby-red. Wonderfully expressive nose combines black raspberry mocha hot stones caramel and tobacco. Lush fat and full but with terrific definition and suavity to its extravagantly dense black raspberry stone and licorice flavors. As large-scaled as this is it's not at all overly sweet. Expands impressively on the back half finishing with substantial tannins that are thoroughly covered by fruit. A great vintage for Haut-Brion.
JJB 95
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2006
56% Merlot 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Dark black purple. So thick light almost folds into it. Cool blueberry aromas. Not much else at first. Opens to light oak chocolate and cherry. Smokey leather... 56% Merlot 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Dark black purple. So thick light almost folds into it. Cool blueberry aromas. Not much else at first. Opens to light oak chocolate and cherry. Smokey leather tobacco and tar on the palate. Heavy tannins pulling at my teeth. Dark blackberry and cassis flavors are muted somewhat by heavy new oak and green tannic overtones.