Reviews 96 points Wine Advocate "It is fun to go back and forth between the 1995 and 1996, two superb vintages for Haut-Brion. The 1995 seems to have sweeter tannin and a bit more fat and seamlessness when compared to the more structured and muscular 1996. Certainly 1995 was a vintage that the brilliant administrator Jean Delmas handled flawlessly. The result is a deep ruby/purple-colored wine with a tight but promising nose of burning wood embers intermixed with vanilla, spice box, earth, mineral, sweet cherry, black currant, plum-like fruit, medium to full body, a high level of ripe but sweet tannin, and a finish that goes on for a good 40-45 seconds. (RP)" 95 points Vinous "Heady and opulent. Jean-Philippe Delmas's first vintage, working with his father Jean-Bernard. He also described it as the first vintage for some years without rain at harvest. Lots of minerality in this lovely wine that could already be enjoyed. Very subtle but rich too. Very much at ease somehow. Exceedingly charming. (JR)"