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Chateau Haut-Brisson St. Emilion 2018


This wine will be available to ship beginning on 9/29

Despite how successful the 2015s and 2016s ended up, 2018 was a miracle from the get go. Winemakers knew as early as August that we were all in for the vintage of a lifetime. Chateau Lafleur winemaker, Baptiste Guinaudeau said the 2018’s were so good, “they are like flying carpets.” James Suckling dulled out three perfect 100-point scores with another ten receiving 100 point potential.

In what is shaping out to be a year for big expressive wines for Bordeaux, the Haut-Brisson perfectly straddles the line of brute force and finesse. A deep purple color with aromas of blue and black fruits, cedar, baking spices with flavors of blueberry, plum, cocoa and snickerdoodle. It’s tightly woven with silky tannins which bodes well for the aging potential of this St. Emilion beauty as well. 

An outrageously good bottle, the price for this wine is straight up robbery. Without the same name recognition as their big boy neighbors, this 95-96 point stunner checks in at 1/3 of the price of most of the competition.  For an outstanding Right Bank Bordeaux which can be drunk in its youth or enjoyed slowly over the next decade plus, this is a deal you don’t want to miss. 

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95-96 Points, James Suckling

This is a very powerful and structured Haut-Brisson, showing incredible depth and richness. Full-bodied and layered with incredible depth and purity. Layers of fruit and tannin. Best ever.


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