Initially, the nose on the 2007 exhibits the evidential signature of our singular 'terroir'. This wine approaches with infinite charm. The mouth is soft and pleasant thanks to an extraction of tannins adapted to this vintage. The obvious freshness carries these tannins towards an impressive lingering on the palette. Each vintage is different but 2007 is honestly unique. Rarely a Haut-Brion has shown so completely. With 2007, Haut-Brion will surely creep up and seduce you.
Wine Enthusiast (WE): 94
"A serious wine, filled with firm tannins, spiced with wood, and layered with bitter coffee as well as fruit. It certainly has power, the structure ready for long aging, firmly anchored in the dense character of this wine. It is a medium aging wine, 5–10 years."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 92
"A brilliant effort, the 2007 Haut-Brion offers up aromas of crushed rocks, graphite, plum sauce, raspberries, and black cherries. The aromatics are truly complex for a three year-old wine. While the wine does not possess the fat and succulence of its nearby neighbor, La Mission Haut-Brion, its elegance, finesse, and nobility are apparent. Medium-bodied, rich, and intense with stunning aromatics, it can be drunk now or cellared for 15 years."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 94
"Bright ruby-red. Pure but youthfully inexpressive nose hints at raspberry and tobacco after extended aeration. Sweet, suave and pliant, with a silky texture perked up by minerality and lifted by a spicy component. Really lovely consistent ripeness here, showing neither roasted nor green qualities. Took on a more floral character with air. This superbly elegant wine really saturates the palate and lingers. Tannins are fine and sweet."