Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

9.565 ratings on Delectable
$509

The 1986 Haut-Brion, which I thought should be fully mature by now, remains a backward, highly concentrated, powerful wine with more noticeable tannin than most top vintages. The wine does possesses a tell-tale smoky tobacco and sweet black currant-scented nose, in addition to subtle new oak and minerals scents. This medium to full-bodied, rich, intensely smoky wine has still not reached its plateau of maturity. It is unquestionably the wine of the vintage for Graves, and not far off the pace of the great 1986 first-growth Medocs... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Jim Reed Delectable Pro

Fine Wine Room Manager Harbor View Wines and Liquors

1986, Birth year. A first for me, this is amazing

1986, Birth year. A first for me, this is amazing

9.5

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Round, bright acidity, dark red fruits, fine tannins. Progresses into slight green fruit and puckering acidity

Round, bright acidity, dark red fruits, fine tannins. Progresses into slight green fruit and puckering acidity

9.4

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

This was my WOTN on the Bordeaux side. Decanted for over 4 hrs and needed it.

This was my WOTN on the Bordeaux side. Decanted for over 4 hrs and needed it.

9.6

Bradley Brown Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

Dense, resin, cassis, perfume, vibrant and alive

Dense, resin, cassis, perfume, vibrant and alive

9.7