2016 Haut-Brisson, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1299212 94-95 points James Suckling

 Soft and velvety wine with blackberry, blueberry and raspberry character. Full body, a dense center palate and a long and pure finish. Another winner.  (3/2017)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Haut Brisson is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc was cropped at 42 hectoliters per hectare picked from 5-15 October, matured in 35% new oak. It has a rich and slightly heady bouquet with intense black cherry and crème de cassis notes, although I find that the Tour St Christophe, which is also owned by Peter Kwok, has far more detail. The palate is full-bodied with dense ripe tannin, quite intense with a touch of dried blood infusing the black fruit with a structured, gently grippy finish. I would just like to see more finesse come through once this is bottle. (NM)  (4/2017)

Jancis Robinson

 Deep crimson. Scented and peppery on the nose and then gently sweet on the palate. Much less drying than most. Charming! 17/20 points. (JR)  (4/2017)

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/25/2017 | Send Email
One of the great bargains for the appellation and a killer wine in its own right. This is dark and serious with layers of sweet blueberry fruit, limestone shadings and gravely grip on the finish, A complete and easy to like wine.

By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/11/2017 | Send Email
22 hectares of vines in a mix of clay limestone and sand and gravel soils. Major improvements here recently to bolster the already high quality of the wines. Vinification is by parcel in small, conical steel tanks. Barrel aging with 35% new. 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Rich and round with very sweet, ripe fruit. 14.5% alc. Finishes very fine.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/10/2017 | Send Email
Great value here. Coffee and tea aromas with some black fruit underneath. A powerhouse on the palate, but so sweet and lush. Very round tannins.
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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion