Medium red shading to brick.The nose displays aromas of juicy black plum,blond tobacco and underbrush.Light bodied with nice depth and balance and a bit rustical tannins.It's still reasonably enjoyable but would now recommend drinking up.
The first wine of a surprisingly great flight from the three poor 90s- vintages 91, 92 and 93. Fine fruit, light acid, very mineral and balanced, very beautiful Haut-Brion characteristics. Our good friend Jan Paulson explained that in 1991, after the severe frosts of spring, a second bloom was on the grapevines; Haut Brion has this cut out and only used the few grapes of the first flower. With air, the wine was getting better and better and even more elegant. Can get better with time, best around 2020.
Min første Chateau Haut Brion. Jeg har ingen problemer med å skjønne at folk går skoene av seg for disse vinene. Flott vin selv fra en katastrofal årgang. Farge: rød på grensen til rødbrun med brun kant. Duft av litt morkent treverk, blyant, svak skolelim, plomme . I munnen er det tydelig preg av tannin den første timen, men etter det blir den mye mykere. Flott dybde, men mangler litt på lengden til å være helt der oppe. Antar at denne er topp moden nå. Siste glasset ca. 5 timer etter åpning var det beste så det haster antagelig ikke med å drikke denne enda.
Pale dusty crimson, garnet rim. The nose delicate but with good lift. Red fruits and blackcurrent, cedar and mint. The palate bright acidity, soft, well integrated tannins and delicate, femine flavour. Still good fruit notes but sitting behind, cigar box, cedar and eucaliptus. A moderate finish. For a wine of a relatively poor year, this has lasted exceptionally well and remains a delight to drink. No signs of fading but no need to wait a second longer.
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