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Haut Brion

75 IB 1 0 3650 -
Tasting Notes for Haut Brion, 2001:
Haut-BrionŐs 2001, which was bottled late (the end of September, 2003), possesses an unmistakable nobility as well as a burgeoning complexity. Plum/purple to the rim, this blend of 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Cabernet Franc is playing it close to the vest, having closed down considerably after bottling. Nevertheless, it reveals pure notes of sweet and sour cherries, black currants, licorice, smoke, and crushed stones. Medium-bodied with excellent purity, firm tannin, and an angular, structured finish, it requires 5-7 years of cellaring
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2009-2020

Lafite Rothschild

75 IB 1 0 6750 -
Tasting Notes for Lafite Rothschild, 2001:
The 2001 Lafite Rothschild's deep, saturated plum/purple color is accompanied by lead pencil liqueur-like notes intermixed with sweet red and black currants, plums, and cedar. This blend of 86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13.5% Merlot is a classic example of Lafite. Extremely elegant, medium-bodied, with intense concentration, richness, and sweet tannin, it appears to be on a rapid evolutionary track, at least in comparison to recent Lafite vintages that have been far more backward and powerful. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2007-2020
2001 Margaux, Magnums 150 DP 0 1 - 650
Wine List Last Updated: 21/03/2018 17:26:04