A 98 Point Haut Brion for just $525 a bottle!? You got that right! We even broke up Original Wooden Cases so that you can pick up individual bottles to try.
Robert Parker himself called this a "candidate for wine of the vintage" and you will be so amazed how giving this wine is already. This is perfect to drink while you still wait for your 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2015 to come around.
Other 1st Growths with this high of a score coming from Parker going for nearly $700-$900 a bottle. This is an incredible deal and you will not be disappointed with this purchase.
Of the First Growths, it is the oldest. In terms of production, it is the smallest. (A dangerous combo!) We also took the average critic rating from the late 1970's to current release and Haut Brion has the highest rating amongst all the First Growths!
The 2012 Haut Brion (65% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc) is certainly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage, with a dense purple color, classic nose of crushed rock, lead pencil shavings, black raspberry, blueberry and flowers. The wine shows subtle barbecue smoke notes in the background, but is full-bodied, stunningly concentrated and builds incrementally, yet finishes with luxurious, almost extravagant amounts of fruit and intensity. From only 46% of the production, this is an absolutely remarkable effort from the Dillon family and their winemaking team of the two Jean-Philippes. Drink it over the next 30-40 years. - Robert Parker, 98 points