95-97 Barrel Sample A structured, powerful wine that shows the firm, tough side of Haut-Brion. The fruit is certainly ripe, but it is the big boned character of the wine that is the most impressive. There is a mineral layer to the flavor of the wine, a fascinating additional complexity.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.