Ratings & Tasting notes:
99 points Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
19/20 points Jancis Robinson MW
95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Although it has been fully mature since its release, it has retained the hallmark, singed leather, tobacco leaf, super-ripe fragrance that makes Haut-Brion so distinctive. The wine is extremely soft, revealing considerable amber and rust at the edge, but it still possesses rich, creamy fruit and medium to full body. ” (10/1994)
Perfect condition for its age.
Top shoulder fill level. Label is age stained as shown.
Capsule is slightly wrinkled but tight and with minimal oxidation.
Overall A+ for a 1953.