1967 Ch. Haut Brion

After 44 years, this dry red wine still offers a ruby colour at medium plus level at the core and fading to a garnet rim. It has quite pronounced aromas of leather, coffee, clove, together with subtle savoury, black cherry, red plum, earth, floral, pine and wet leave. You can imagine how complex this wine was at its peak. On palate it is dry with medium acidity. The tannin level is fading but you can still feel its softness and sweetness. A little bit less than medium body, lighter than normal alcohol. Flavour intensity is medium with red berries, clove, pine, earth and smoke. Quite a long length with leathery finish. (90)

Tasted on 10 Feb 2011