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Château Haut-Brisson

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2023
90
The core of flowers, herbs, cherries, and spice fill the nose and the medium-bodied palate. The soft-textured mid-palate, and finish delivers its bright, spicy, red fruits with a refined, refreshing, minty edge. You can enjoy this with pleasure just about on release, or age it for more complexity. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, forward, soft, and fruity, with a chalky nuance in the plummy finish. The wine blends 95% Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2027-2038. 91-93 Pts.

The core of flowers, herbs, cherries, and spice fill the nose and the medium-bodied palate. The soft-textured mid-palate, and finish delivers its bright, spicy, red fruits with a refined, refreshing, minty edge. You can enjoy this with pleasure just about on release, or age it for more complexity. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, forward, soft, and fruity, with a chalky nuance in the plummy finish. The wine blends 95% Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2027-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
92
On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, forward, soft and fruity, with a chalky nuance in the plummy finish. The wine blends 95% Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, forward, soft and fruity, with a chalky nuance in the plummy finish. The wine blends 95% Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

2,240 Views   Tasted
2021
90
Medium-bodied, soft, fresh, energetic and polished with sweetness to the red fruits and a complicating touch of orange rind and spice in the finish. Drink from 2024-2032.

Medium-bodied, soft, fresh, energetic and polished with sweetness to the red fruits and a complicating touch of orange rind and spice in the finish. Drink from 2024-2032.

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Medium-bodied, bright, fresh and crisp, with a core of red plums, raspberries and red cherries. There is a lot of lift and freshness to the fruits on the palate and in the finish. Blending 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2023-2030. 89-91

Medium-bodied, bright, fresh and crisp, with a core of red plums, raspberries and red cherries. There is a lot of lift and freshness to the fruits on the palate and in the finish. Blending 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2023-2030. 89-91

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2020
92
With a touch of espresso, smoke, cocoa and red fruits, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, spicy and fruity with a touch of dust, chalk and red fruits in the endnotes. Drink from 2023-2027.

With a touch of espresso, smoke, cocoa and red fruits, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, spicy and fruity with a touch of dust, chalk and red fruits in the endnotes. Drink from 2023-2027.

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Espresso, smoke, earth, incense and red fruits create the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, fresh, spicy and fruity with a touch of dusty cocoa that rides along with the cherries and red plums on the palate and the finish. Give this a few years to develop before pulling a cork. The wine is aged in 35% new, French oak barrels. 91-93 Pts

Espresso, smoke, earth, incense and red fruits create the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, fresh, spicy and fruity with a touch of dusty cocoa that rides along with the cherries and red plums on the palate and the finish. Give this a few years to develop before pulling a cork. The wine is aged in 35% new, French oak barrels. 91-93 Pts

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2019
92
I like how they backed off the oak, allowing more of the sweet, red cherries and herbs to shine. Medium-bodied, fresh, soft and just about ready to go, you can already enjoy the layers of ripe plums and black raspberries with finishing touches of espresso and chocolate in the endnote. Give it a year or two in the cellar and it will be even better. Drink from 2024-2033.

I like how they backed off the oak, allowing more of the sweet, red cherries and herbs to shine. Medium-bodied, fresh, soft and just about ready to go, you can already enjoy the layers of ripe plums and black raspberries with finishing touches of espresso and chocolate in the endnote. Give it a year or two in the cellar and it will be even better. Drink from 2024-2033.

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Dark in color, the wine is rich, forward, round and soft. The fruit is ripe, open, lush, sweet and doesn't hide its charms. The finish is all about the toffee, licorice and dark plums. Give it 4-5 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 10-12 years after that. The wine was produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, reaching 13.95 ABV. Production is close to half its normal volume this year, as a large portion of the vineyard is being replanted. 91-93 Pts

Dark in color, the wine is rich, forward, round and soft. The fruit is ripe, open, lush, sweet and doesn't hide its charms. The finish is all about the toffee, licorice and dark plums. Give it 4-5 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 10-12 years after that. The wine was produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, reaching 13.95 ABV. Production is close to half its normal volume this year, as a large portion of the vineyard is being replanted. 91-93 Pts

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2018
92
Incense, cherries, plums, licorice and smoke combine well with the soft, silky, textures to create a medium-bodied, fresh, ripe, juicy, kirsch filled wine.

Incense, cherries, plums, licorice and smoke combine well with the soft, silky, textures to create a medium-bodied, fresh, ripe, juicy, kirsch filled wine.

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Soft, silky and juicy with sweetness, lift and elegance, give this a few years of aging to allow for all the complexity to develop. The wine was produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. 92-94 Pts

Soft, silky and juicy with sweetness, lift and elegance, give this a few years of aging to allow for all the complexity to develop. The wine was produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. 92-94 Pts

4,834 Views   Tasted
2017
91
With a good depth of color, the wine is round, the textures are soft, the fruit has ripeness and in the finish you\\\'ll find sweet cherries, licorice and freshness at its core. The wine was produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

With a good depth of color, the wine is round, the textures are soft, the fruit has ripeness and in the finish you\\\'ll find sweet cherries, licorice and freshness at its core. The wine was produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

3,148 Views   Tasted
2016
93
With a strong sense of minerality, silky tannins, lush, salty fruit and pepper, this wine is smoky, fresh, concentrated and packed with ripe pit fruit. The wine was produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.4% ABV with a pH of 3.8.

With a strong sense of minerality, silky tannins, lush, salty fruit and pepper, this wine is smoky, fresh, concentrated and packed with ripe pit fruit. The wine was produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.4% ABV with a pH of 3.8.

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2015
92
Spicy, smoky, floral and filled with ripe cherries, you also find incense, espresso and spice box notes. On the palate, the wine is soft, supple, and rich. The finish is all abut the juicy plums and a hint of bitter chocolate in the finish. The reduction in the amount of new, French oak barrels used for the aging process has added a lot more freshness and energy to the wine. The first vintage made with their new parcels, and they no longer produce a reserve wine has created the best vintage of Haut Brisson ever made!

Spicy, smoky, floral and filled with ripe cherries, you also find incense, espresso and spice box notes. On the palate, the wine is soft, supple, and rich. The finish is all abut the juicy plums and a hint of bitter chocolate in the finish. The reduction in the amount of new, French oak barrels used for the aging process has added a lot more freshness and energy to the wine. The first vintage made with their new parcels, and they no longer produce a reserve wine has created the best vintage of Haut Brisson ever made!

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The first vintage made with their new parcels, and they no longer produce a reserve wine has created the best vintage of Haut Brisson ever made! The wine is deeply colored with a spicy, smoky, floral and dark cherry profile. On the palate, the wine is sweet, elegant, fresh and delivers a succulent mouthful of juicy plums and a hint of bitter chocolate in the finish. The reduction in the amount of new, French oak barrels used for the aging process has added a lot more freshness and energy to the wine.

The first vintage made with their new parcels, and they no longer produce a reserve wine has created the best vintage of Haut Brisson ever made! The wine is deeply colored with a spicy, smoky, floral and dark cherry profile. On the palate, the wine is sweet, elegant, fresh and delivers a succulent mouthful of juicy plums and a hint of bitter chocolate in the finish. The reduction in the amount of new, French oak barrels used for the aging process has added a lot more freshness and energy to the wine.

5,568 Views   Tasted
2014
89
Medium bodied forward and already expressive, you find smoke, espresso, round textures and an elegant, red berry character. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

Medium bodied forward and already expressive, you find smoke, espresso, round textures and an elegant, red berry character. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

3,487 Views   Tasted
Smoky, thyme and stone aromatics open to a medium bodied, elegant expression of fresh red fruits. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. 87-88 Pts

Smoky, thyme and stone aromatics open to a medium bodied, elegant expression of fresh red fruits. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. 87-88 Pts

2,858 Views   Tasted
2014
89
Florals, black raspberries and thyme emanate from this 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc blend. With more concentration and better purity of fruit than the standard Haut Brisson, this wine ends with fresh sweet cherries and licorice. 88-89 Pts

Florals, black raspberries and thyme emanate from this 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc blend. With more concentration and better purity of fruit than the standard Haut Brisson, this wine ends with fresh sweet cherries and licorice. 88-89 Pts

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2013
87
From low yields of 10 hectoliters per hectare, this easy-drinking wine is soft, light and forward, showcasing smoky berries and licorice. This will be best in its youth. 86-88 Pts

From low yields of 10 hectoliters per hectare, this easy-drinking wine is soft, light and forward, showcasing smoky berries and licorice. This will be best in its youth. 86-88 Pts

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2013
89
With black raspberry, coffee and licorice on the nose, the wine has good freshness to the fruit and some weight on the palate, which comes from yields of only 8 whopping hectoliters per hectare. Vinified with a light touch, the wine leaves you with soft, delicate raspberries in the finish. From 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.25% ABV. 88-90 Pts

With black raspberry, coffee and licorice on the nose, the wine has good freshness to the fruit and some weight on the palate, which comes from yields of only 8 whopping hectoliters per hectare. Vinified with a light touch, the wine leaves you with soft, delicate raspberries in the finish. From 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.25% ABV. 88-90 Pts

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2012
89
Licorice, jammy blackberries, medium bodied, approachable red fruits with a complex saline quality in the finish.

Licorice, jammy blackberries, medium bodied, approachable red fruits with a complex saline quality in the finish.

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With oak, bright cherry fruit, chocolate-covered cherry and a round finish. 87-89 Pts

With oak, bright cherry fruit, chocolate-covered cherry and a round finish. 87-89 Pts

2,287 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Fresh cherry liqueur, licorice and herbs the nose, move to a soft, and completely approachable wine with a lot of charm and personality, that will drink well early.

Fresh cherry liqueur, licorice and herbs the nose, move to a soft, and completely approachable wine with a lot of charm and personality, that will drink well early.

2,428 Views   Tasted
From 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers red berries, silky tannins and a forward, dill, oak and cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

From 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers red berries, silky tannins and a forward, dill, oak and cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

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2010
89
Deeply colored, filled with dark fruit, licorice and earthy aromas. Dense and structured, this St. Emilion from the Vignonet should age well. 88-90 Pts

Deeply colored, filled with dark fruit, licorice and earthy aromas. Dense and structured, this St. Emilion from the Vignonet should age well. 88-90 Pts

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2009
92
Deep in color, with a nose filled with licorice, coffee, black plum jam, earth and black cherry, the wine is deep, rich, supple, concentrated and long. This is probably as good as any wine can get from this sandy terroir of St. Emilion.

Deep in color, with a nose filled with licorice, coffee, black plum jam, earth and black cherry, the wine is deep, rich, supple, concentrated and long. This is probably as good as any wine can get from this sandy terroir of St. Emilion.

8,095 Views   Tasted
2005
90
Fresh, open, lively and offering a licorice, black cherry, smoke and earthy personality, the wine is soft, open and ends with sweet, black raspberries.

Fresh, open, lively and offering a licorice, black cherry, smoke and earthy personality, the wine is soft, open and ends with sweet, black raspberries.

4,284 Views   Tasted
2005
89
The truffle and licorice nose get you going. Simple, smooth and easy drinking, this is showing at a good level of potential today.

The truffle and licorice nose get you going. Simple, smooth and easy drinking, this is showing at a good level of potential today.

5,058 Views   Tasted