1971 Château Haut-Brion

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92 Points

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - Bordeaux matters, along with Burgundy and Champagne and Port and ... (Ripple Restaurant in Washington D.C.): I initially preferred this to the 1970 because it lacked any brett on the nose but over time it became a bit "nervy" and a certain metallic aspect detracted. And yet. Over time, the mid palate expanded nicely. I liked what fellow taster Ken Brown called a "high tone" aspect. Yes, the acidity made itself more present and more amenable to richer foods perhaps. In any case, the finish turned just a touch tart, which would explain my less than enthusiastic score.

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