Haut Brion 2018

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Chateau Haut Brion, Haut Brion, 2018

Tasting Notes Haut Brion 2018

98-99

The length and texture to this wine is so very impressive. It’s not so much the sheer power that is impressive here, rather the form, tension and exquisite form that the abundant, fine-grained tannins provide. It lasts for minutes on the palate. A classic beauty in the making.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
98

A beautiful Haut-Brion that combines generosity and elegance. It's rich, and velvety, with a vibrant ruby rim, all conveying structure and a sense of power. The flavour floods in through the mid-palate, displaying wonderfully vibrant blackberry, blueberry, slate, touches of blond tobacco, freshly cut herbs and exotic spicing. You can feel in the texture that it's a warm year, not holding back. It's powerful but elegant and unforced at the same time, with some brambled edges that give a welcome sense of acidity and a touch of bitterness. Harvested 6 September to 2 October, yielding 44hl/ha. 3.8pH. IPT72 - the same level as 2015, but it was a little higher in 2010 and 2009.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
97-99+

The 2018 Haut-Brion is a blend of 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 6 to October 2. Deep purple-black in color, it is much more closed than the La Mission. It holds back for the first few minutes, reticent to reveal what slowly uncoils to give wave after wave of exotic spices—cardamom, cassis, star anise and fenugreek—over an opulent core of red roses, Black Forest cake, warm cassis and black raspberries with nuances of cigar box, crushed rocks, truffles, tilled black soil, iron ore and smoked meats. The full-bodied palate is truly profound, with restrained black fruit and spice layers slowly offering mineral sparks and savory suggestions within a rock-solid frame of firm, super fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. This will take longer to come around than the La Mission, but it will be well worth the wait.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
93-96

The 2018 Haut-Brion is a regal wine. Creamy, soft and inviting, the 2018 is one of the more open-knit young Haut-Brions I can remember tasting. Cedar, tobacco, smoke, licorice, grilled herbs, leather and menthol are nicely layered in the glass. In 2018, Haut-Brion is almost shockingly elegant at this very early stage. There is plenty of tannin, but it is totally woven into the wine's fabric. In 2018, the blend is 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Haut Brion Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Haut Brion 2018 Chateau Haut Brion POA 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2017 Chateau Haut Brion £3,514.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2016 Chateau Haut Brion £4,606.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2016 Chateau Haut Brion £2,550.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2015 Chateau Haut Brion £4,500.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2015 Chateau Haut Brion £2,375.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2014 Chateau Haut Brion £3,100.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2014 Chateau Haut Brion £1,600.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2013 Chateau Haut Brion £3,100.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2013 Chateau Haut Brion £1,600.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2012 Chateau Haut Brion £3,300.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2012 Chateau Haut Brion £1,680.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2011 Chateau Haut Brion £3,200.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2010 Chateau Haut Brion £6,298.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2009 Chateau Haut Brion £5,958.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2008 Chateau Haut Brion £3,400.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2007 Chateau Haut Brion £3,398.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2006 Chateau Haut Brion £3,850.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2005 Chateau Haut Brion £6,700.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2005 Chateau Haut Brion £3,680.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2004 Chateau Haut Brion £3,490.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2003 Chateau Haut Brion £4,100.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2002 Chateau Haut Brion £3,650.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2001 Chateau Haut Brion £3,600.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2000 Chateau Haut Brion £6,500.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1999 Chateau Haut Brion £3,566.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1998 Chateau Haut Brion £4,391.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1997 Chateau Haut Brion £3,725.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1996 Chateau Haut Brion £3,972.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1995 Chateau Haut Brion £4,248.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1995 Chateau Haut Brion £4,350.00 6x150cl
Haut Brion 1990 Chateau Haut Brion £7,570.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1989 Chateau Haut Brion £20,782.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1986 Chateau Haut Brion £4,202.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1982 Chateau Haut Brion £8,879.00 12x75cl