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  • Producer ranking ?

    46
  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

The Story

Haut-Brion Blanc is as renowned as it is scarce, with only about 8,000 bottles available per vintage for a very demanding market. It is often regarded as the greatest white of Bordeaux, although Haut-Brion Blanc’s sibling, Laville Haut-Brion, sometimes equals and occasionally surpasses it. The white vineyards at Haut-Brion are planted to 63 percent Sémillon and 37 percent Sauvignon Blanc, a weighting that gives this wine its particularly plush combination of Sémillon-driven body and Sauvignon-influenced scent of musk. Haut-Brion Blanc ages beautifully. 

 

White Bordeaux does not come much more layered and powerful than this. Strong oak roasted nut notes are evident on the nose but dissipate quickly on the palate. Taut yet shapely refreshing but rich. A large framed wine that manages to find harmony. Alongside exotic touches of stone fruit there are some wonderfully energising fruit characteristics of crystallised lemon rind, grapefruit and lime. Long, complex and very intense without being too weighty.

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Tasting note

color

Medium and Bright

ending

Medium, Smooth and Gentle

nose

Open and Seductive

taste

Multi-dimensional, Good texture, Perfumed and Silky tannins

Verdict

Well made and Wine for food

Written Notes

Deep, orange-hued. Strong, banana split like ripe sweet nose. Intense, long, hight alcohol. Wide, strong alc, drying. strange.'Oaky still.
  • 91p

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Origin

Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Other wines from this producer

Château Haut-Brion

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Plantiers de Haut-Brion

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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Château Haut-Brion Blanc 1990  ( Château Haut-Brion )

"Deep, orange-hued. Strong, banana split like ripe sweet nose. Intense, long, hight alcohol. Wide, strong alc, drying. strange.'Oaky still.

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