Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1998Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1998
9.4 out of 10 based on 70 user ratings.

Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

9.470 ratings on Delectable
$525

As reported over the last two years, this is a prodigious Haut-Brion. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a tight, but incredibly promising nose of smoke, earth, minerals, lead pencil, black currants, cherries, and spice. This full-bodied wine unfolds slowly, but convincingly on the palate, revealing a rich, multi-tiered, stunningly pure, symmetrical style with wonderful sweetness, ripe tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly 45 seconds. It tastes like liquid nobility. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Marty Winters Delectable Pro

This vintage is a sleeeeeeper watch out!

This vintage is a sleeeeeeper watch out!

9.4

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

Classic '98, still a little juvenile, but giving back in every way it should.

Classic '98, still a little juvenile, but giving back in every way it should.

9.1

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Less structure than I was hoping for. Dumb? What's up with this wine?

Less structure than I was hoping for. Dumb? What's up with this wine?

9.3

George Chen Delectable Pro

Took an hour to open up...still a baby. Tannins starting to evolve.

Took an hour to open up...still a baby. Tannins starting to evolve.

8.9

Linda Hinton Delectable Pro

C'est jolie. She is pretty.

C'est jolie. She is pretty.

8.9

Steve Bachmann Delectable Pro

First bottle was corked but second was killer good.

First bottle was corked but second was killer good.

9.5

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Really lovely. Drinking very well great nose and finish

Really lovely. Drinking very well great nose and finish

9.1

Scott Barber Delectable Pro

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

Nailed it blind!

Nailed it blind!

9.8

Michael Scaffidi Delectable Pro

Chef Sommelier Jean Georges

Why am I drinking? Pure perplexed but why not.

Why am I drinking? Pure perplexed but why not.

9.6

Tim Hansen

1998. As wonderful as you might imagine.

1998. As wonderful as you might imagine.

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