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Chateau Haut Brion 1979
Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe
u: seven 2.5cm, one 3.0cm, two 3.5cm, damp-stained and bin-soiled labels, two torn labels
"One of the top three or four wines of the vintage, the 1979 Haut-Brion has put on weight in its evolution in the bottle, and although fully mature, shows no signs of decline. The color is a dark garnet with some amber at the edge. The wine shows a very sweet nose of fruitcake intermixed with damp earth, tobacco, smoke, liquid mineral, black currants, and a hint of creosote. Medium to full-bodied, with excellent power and lushness, this is an atypically rich, layered, authoritatively flavorful wine that seems almost out of character for the vintage." R. Parker for TWA, 93 pts. 01/03
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