Robert Parker 94
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits’ 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Haut Brion has a perfumed bouquet with abundant red fruit, sage, sandalwood and black olive scents that just seem to soar from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, beautifully judged acidity and a gentle build in the mouth towards the savory/meaty finish. There is class interwoven into this Haut Brion from start to finish, and the persistence is very impressive. This is just reaching its drinking plateau. Tasted February 2017.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2040
Deep ruby at the core, with narrow soft rim. Gorgeously fragrant – still with the sweetness of red fruit but also spice and light leafiness, wood spice. Mature aromas with fine fruit underneath. A lovely sweetness that seduces. Mellow, supple and rounded on the palate with wonderful persistence and overall remarkably juicy. Great finesse and very seductive. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030