2015 Haut Brisson

Haut Brisson

91Average Score
Red
2018-2035
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace
£17.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Drinking window
2018-2035
Critic Notes

A wonderful red with beautiful precision and depth. Full body, texture of fine silk. Blackberry and violet character. Hints of walnuts. So persistent. A much more refined style for Haut-Brission. First year without Reserve bottling. Best ever. From organically grown grapes. Apr 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

Score: 94-95/100James Suckling

Until the 2015 vintage, all the fruit from Château Haut Brisson came from down towards Château Teyssier; however, in 2013 Peter Kwok bought a parcel located on the limestone plateau in Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, which obviously will impact and hopefully improve the quality. The 2015 Haut Brisson is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc cropped at 34 hl/ha and matured in 35% new oak. It has a potent, perfumed bouquet with violet-inked cassis and blueberry fruit that is very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is a little more structured and classier than previous vintages, though there is some chocolaty oak on the finish that needs to be fully subsumed by the time it is bottled. Give this 2-3 years in bottle, because it is a very well-crafted Haut Brisson, though I think even better is to come. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2018-2035

Score: 91-93/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2018-2035

The 2015 Haut Brisson is powerful, explosive and full of personality. This is an especially dark, brooding St.-Émilion built on full-throttle richness and opulence. But there is also plenty of character, especially for such an intense style. Haut-Brisson is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

Score: 90-93/100Antonio Galloni

Aged for 16 months in barrels, 35% new, the 2015 Haut Brisson is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it opens with savory smoked meats, sauteed herbs and dusty soil scents plus touches of cedar chest and iron ore over a core of black cherries, red currants and warm plums. The medium-bodied palate is firm and crunchy with a chewy backbone, finishing with great freshness and length. Feb 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 91-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Blackish crimson. Thick and sweet. Not enough lift. More like a heavy syrup than a refreshing wine. Mousy hint on the end. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2023-2030

Score: 15-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2023-2030
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2018-2035
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2018-2035
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