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Chateau Haut-Brion 1970 1.5L (Corroded Capsules/Stained Labels)

Bordeaux Blend Red, Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

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   SKU: BORDR-000635
   Vintage: 1970
   Color: Red
   Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Btls Available:4
Btls in Case:6
Producer Name:Chateau Haut Brion
Robert Parker (RP): 92
The 1970 Château Haut-Brion is a First Growth that has probably been over-shadowed by the Latour 1970 during its lifetime. However, this bottle proves that it is not to be underestimated; it highlights the glaring gap that exists between itself and another First Growth, the 1970 Château Margaux that I tasted alongside. There is plenty of vigor on the nose with dashing red berry fruit, cedar and black olive - just very Haut-Brion.The palate is medium-bodied, well balanced and fresh, nothing over-ambitious, just a Claret in the traditional sense of the word that gently builds towards a sous-bois dominated finish. This is an excellent showing, stout and a little austere, and you could argue an Haut-Brion with its peak in its wing-mirrors. Yet good bottles such as this will continue to offer pleasure for another decade. Tasted June 2015.





 
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