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  • Country ranking ?

    133
  • Producer ranking ?

    7
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Sauerkraut paired with fish

Château Haut-Brion's tasting notes :Yellow with green highlights. The nose is very fine and fruity, with a touch of lemon. White peach overtones appear when the wine is swirled in the glass. Very elegant. Begins very full-bodied, rich, and soft on the palate, developing subtle juicy flavours.

27.1% Sauvignon  72.9% Sémillon
Harvest from August 18 through September 1.

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The Story

Formerly named Château Laville Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc is produced in such extremely limited quantities that it is confined to the initiated. Its make-up almost 85% of Semillon, 14% Sauvignon Blanc and a pinch of Muscadelle ? also makes it unique. When young it possesses the characteristics of a premier Gewurztraminer. With time it trades its Alsatian color for the amber of the great Sauterne wines. Then this dry white wine expresses all the particular traits of a great syrupy Graves wine that are specific to the Semillon grown in famous terroirs.

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Surface area planted: 2.55 hectares (6.30 acres) 
Planted grape varieties: 85% Sémillon, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Muscadelle 
Fermentation in oak casks 
Length of initial maturing period in oak casks: 9-12 months in 40-50% new wood 
Average production: 500 to 700 cases

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Vintage 2011

One of the characteristics of 2011 was an extremely dry spring. Based on the measured rainfall in April, May and June this was the driest spring since 1949. Happily, summer brought some rain which allowed the vine to continue its growth. With a dry September, we were able to harvest in optimal conditions.

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Origin

Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

None

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