For a 2020 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru that will age with magnificence, choose Haut Brisson – 94-95 points from Suckling. Tight, poised, with polished, lithe tannins, crunchy textured fruit, smoky exotic spice complexity - it has huge potential.
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Now you need only pay the ‘cellar door’ price. Prior to delivery, we will invoice you for the second instalment (duty – around £2.23 a bottle at today’s prices) plus VAT on the total. Delivery (currently £7.99) is also applicable, unless you are a member of Unlimited. Alternatively, you can keep your case stored In Bond or Duty Paid in our state of the art temperature- and humidity-controlled customer storage facility (currently £12.60 per case per year).
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Beyond the Label
Intense, poised and silky, with firm tannins, still tight
Baked cherry, mulberry and plum, star anise, menthol, tar
Until 1997, Château Haut Brisson was an 8-hectare estate in the Vignonet section of Saint Emilion. New owner Peter Kwok was keen to expand its vineyards and the range of terroir, so began to buy up vine parcels to make it up to the 18 hectares it has today. Judging by today's scores and the quality of the wine, Kwok purchased wisely and quality has soared. Today it is under the ownership of Stephane Schinazi and continues its stellar projection, with Michel Rolland as consultant. All its top grapes go into this wine (they no longer make La Réserve), ageing 30% of it in new French barriques, so as not to overwwhelm the fruit with oak notes. Now certified organic, with the aim of going biodynamic too, the 2020 is a magnificent wine.
"Very linear and tight with beautifully crafted tannins that give a long, intense, energetic finish"
James Suckling 94-95 points
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