Chateau Haut Brisson St. Emilion 2017
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
|Brand||Chateau Haut Brisson|
The 2017 Haut-Brisson possesses striking aromatic presence and freshness to match its mid-weight, sensual personality. Dark red fruit, cedar, tobacco and licorice infuse the 2017 with lovely character and complexity. This is very nicely done. Readers will find a tasty, open-knit Saint-Émilion that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring.
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Haut-Brisson slips seductively out of the glass with notes of warm plums, mulberries and Black Forest cake plus hints of chocolate box and star anise. Medium-bodied, the palate has bags of juicy black fruit and a plush texture with a refreshing lift to the finish.
Dark fruits, chocolate, new leather, and spice-driven aromas and flavors all emerge from the 2017 Chateau Haut Brisson, which is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, from more gravelly soils, that was raised in 35% new French oak. Nicely balanced, medium to full-bodied, and with a mouthfilling texture, it's a rounded, sexy 2017 that has loads to love. Give bottles a few years and enjoy over the following decade.
Direct, with soft-edged plum and cherry preserve flavors, supported by vanilla, cedar and tobacco hints. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2022. 1,666 cases made.