1998 Chateau Haut Brion Graves


It’s amazing what happens at dinner when multi-million dollar deals are at steak. I am a firm believer that guys with class and clout close more of those deals, because they understand whats classy and sexy. Not many people come in and order $700 Bordeaux, even though we’re in a mecca of multi-million dollar business. I can only pay hommage to the wine gods for sending this table my way, because I love Bordeaux, even though I cannot afford to drink what my palate has grown to love. I am however, developing some weird other skill to find wines that perform at a fraction of the 1st growth wines at a fraction the price. One the nose, bouquet, med+ intensity, loads of spice, cardamom, clove, pencil shavings, tomato leaf, sandlewood, asian spice, very classic basement-like chalky earth, no perceivable oaky quality, and deeper than the last thousand $100 bottles of wine I have tried. On the palate, dry, med+ intensity, medium tannin, very well balanced, incredible length. Not massive and structured, but more perfumey and elegant. I am happy that these wines keep finding me, but they also keep setting the bar higher and higher. I need to inherit a massive fortune to cellar this amazing wine. If you have this, I am jealous, it will deliver for another decade or two.    

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