Chateau Haut-Brisson Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux 2017
From a landmark vintage, this dense, sweet fruit of this fuller-bodied wine has started to unfurl. With moderate tannins wrapped in oak and spice, attractive black cherry, black currant, and licorice flavors supply the long, mouthfilling finish. For a typical pairing, try with duck confit or a game bird like squab with bacon and figs.
This is such a friendly and enjoyable red with crushed berries and chocolate, as well as walnut aromas and flavors. It’s full and flavorful with a fine-tannined texture. Success. A blend of 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. Drink in 2022, but already a beauty.
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.