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1998 - Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion
- Pessac Leognan
- 90 RP
A stunning wine, as well as one of the sleepers of the vintage, this dense purple-colored 1998 offers up classic Graves aromas of tar, roasted meats, scorched earth, black currants, and barbecue spices. It is beautifully elegant, yet rich, concentrated, and deep, with medium to full body, laudable sweetness on the entry, and ripe tannin in the finish. A bottle kept open for twenty-four hours was significantly better than it was upon opening, suggesting this wine will have terrific longevity. Haut-Brion enthusiasts are advised to check out this beautifully-made offering. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020.