2020 Haut-Brisson, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1539521 94-95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is very linear and tight with beautifully crafted tannins that give a long, intense and energetic finish. The mid-palate is tight and poised. Inner quote mark (5/2021)

92-94 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Checking in as 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Château Haut-Brisson brings some serious fruit, offering a monster nose of chocolate-covered blueberries, iron, tobacco, and candied violet aromas and flavors. Rich and full-bodied, it has ripe tannins and outstanding length. It pushes on the ripeness scale, yet I've no doubt it's going to show more freshness and elegance from bottle. Inner quote mark (5/2021)

92-94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2020 Haut-Brisson is deep, fleshy and totally seductive. Inky dark fruit, plum, chocolate, leather, gravel and cloves all build as this sumptuous, opulent Saint-Émilion shows off its curves. Flamboyant and silky, the 2020 is wonderfully immediate but also has the energy to drink well for a number of years to come. This is one of the most pure, vibrant Haut-Brissons I can remember tasting. (AG) 92-94+ Inner quote mark (6/2021)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Haut-Brisson has an alcohol of 13.8% and a pH of 3.65. It is being aged in French oak barrels, 35% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, it hits the ground running with open-knit notes of baked black cherries, mulberries and preserved plums, plus suggestions of chargrill, star anise and tar, with a touch of menthol. The medium-bodied palate practically quivers with tension, matched by a firm, grainy texture to support the intense crunchy black fruits, finishing long and savory. (LPB) Inner quote mark (5/2021)

K&L Notes

91-93 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2020 Haut Brisson, picked from September 15 to October 9 at 32hl/ha and matured in 35% new oak, is deep in color. The nose is tight at first, then reveals brambly black fruit, pressed iris and crushed stone, maybe less showy and flamboyant compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins. Slightly granular in texture, this is bound together by a fine line of acidity and a sapid finish that is a pure delight. It constitutes one of the best Haut Brisson wines that I have tasted." (5/2021)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/16/2021 | Send Email
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Purple/black color. Very spicy aromas that follow to the palate with raspberry nuances. Still has some tannins at the back end.
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