1994 Chateau Haut-Brion
continue to find similarities between Haut-Brion's flattering, elegant, rich, powerful 1985 and the estate's gorgeous 1994. The latter wine possesses outstanding color saturation, as well as an open-knit, forward nose of smoky, sweet, red and blackcurrant fruit intermixed with minerals and vanillin. Medium to full-bodied, with layers of flavor, this superb wine is a great example of just what intensity and elegance administrator Jean Delmas is able to pack into this wine without it tasting aggressively oaky, overblown, or too heavy. In many respects, this is the most aromatically complex and best-balanced of all the Bordeaux first-growths. Look for the 1994 to be precocious and flattering by age 4-5, and keep for 20-25+ years. Robert Parker's Rating – 93 points.