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1996 La Tour Haut-Brion

  • 87 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 52649-1996-1500-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Cedar and vanilla, with plum and chocolate character. Medium-bodied, with slightly angular tannins and a medium finish. A little diluted.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    La Tour-Haut-Brion's 1996 is an aromatic, surprisingly evolved wine for the vintage with a dark plum color, and a pronounced, smoky, cassis, weedy, dried herb-scented bouquet. A medium-bodied, classic, mid-weight Bordeaux, with plenty of spice, sweet fruit, elegance and complexity, it is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Cabernet Franc. It should provide delicious drinking early, and last for a decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Mature rim and ruby middle. Powerfully aromatic with tannins fully evolved on the palate. Already an attractive drink even if a bit chunky and very very slightly green notes. Medium weight.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 10/18/2006
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Red-ruby. Perfumed, faintly roasted aromas of framboise, plum, tobacco and earth. Ripe and silky on the palate, with insinuating flavors of leather, tobacco and smoke. Vinous and rather elegantly styled, with a restrained sweetness. Finishes with subtle length; sweet but serious tannins strike the palate quite late. This is developing very well.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1999
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 120 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors