2011 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 96
  • NM 96
  • JS 96
  • WA 95
  • WS 95
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2011 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
(WE94-96 points) An impressively silky wine. Dry yet intensely fruity the palate shows big fruit smooth tannins and a perfumed character. - R.V.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
(NM94-96 points) The Haut Brion is a blend of 34.8% Merlot 18.9% Cabernet Franc and 46.3% Cabernet Sauvignon. The bouquet has a little more thrust than the La Mission with a little more opulence although perhaps not the... (NM94-96 points) The Haut Brion is a blend of 34.8% Merlot 18.9% Cabernet Franc and 46.3% Cabernet Sauvignon. The bouquet has a little more thrust than the La Mission with a little more opulence although perhaps not the same degree of clarity and showing slightly more alcohol (but nothing to get concerned about.) It has good weight firm rigid tannins and a weightier framework than La Mission. It is concentrated and generous with very good focus a crescendo of flavours towards the finish and very good grip. A masterful Haut-Brion that is more voluminous than La Mission at present.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
Lots of subtle redcurrant and berry character, with flowers and sweet tobacco on the nose. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a light shaved-chocolate, berry and cedar character. A decadence and beauty to this that... Lots of subtle redcurrant and berry character, with flowers and sweet tobacco on the nose. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a light shaved-chocolate, berry and cedar character. A decadence and beauty to this that wakes you up. Better in 2018.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The unbelievably superb 2011 Haut-Brion (a tiny production of 7,600 cases from a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 19% Cabernet Franc) exhibits a classic nose of subtle smoldering embers, warm rocks, black... The unbelievably superb 2011 Haut-Brion (a tiny production of 7,600 cases from a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 19% Cabernet Franc) exhibits a classic nose of subtle smoldering embers, warm rocks, black currants, new saddle leather, spice box and high quality, unsmoked cigar tobacco. The color is a dense ruby/purple to the edge, and the wine cuts a serious as well as broad swath across the palate. The most amazing aspect of this terroir is that the wine, despite all its power and richness, literally dances on the palate, as if it were a 90 pound ballerina. This brilliant 2011 should evolve quickly, hitting its prime in 7-8 years, and drink beautifully for 20-25 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
This packs some serious density for the vintage, with layers of braised fig, blackberry pâte de fruit and dark currant paste, all inlaid with lively briar, tobacco leaf and roasted apple wood notes. Shows lots of energy... This packs some serious density for the vintage, with layers of braised fig, blackberry pâte de fruit and dark currant paste, all inlaid with lively briar, tobacco leaf and roasted apple wood notes. Shows lots of energy through the finish, with the grip generating a mouthwatering feel. One of the stars of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2035. –JM
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
Deep ruby. Complex, soil-driven aromas of redcurrant, dark cherry and raspberry are complicated by exotic notes of Oriental spices and soy sauce. Rich, tactile and sweet, offering intense, elegant dark fruit and spice... Deep ruby. Complex, soil-driven aromas of redcurrant, dark cherry and raspberry are complicated by exotic notes of Oriental spices and soy sauce. Rich, tactile and sweet, offering intense, elegant dark fruit and spice flavors lifted by a saline nuance. Finishes with sweet tannins and lingering saline and smoky notes. This is deeper and fleshier than the La Mission. - Ian D'Agata