Beautiful deep red color. Intense nose of very ripe black fruit with hints of cocoa beans. With aeration, complexity, smoky, licorice aromas so typical of Haut-Brion leap out of the glass. The first impression on the palate is very elegant. The wine then quickly builds up power, but not at the expense of smoothness, with rich tannin that blossoms into a beautiful long aftertaste with a great deal of flavor.