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    830
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    22
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

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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Pale colour. Fragrant lemon curd, hint of spice, Tropical fruit aromas with bisquity oak. Lovely concentrated lime tropical fruit flavours, chalky textures, some pithy grapefruit / tonic water notes and lovely crunchy length. Tasted at Ch Haut Brion. 96 points

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Pure delight: Bright yellow with green hue. Very precise nose with hints of buxus and lemon zest, grapefruit and peaches. On the palate freshness with slightly crisp acidity, succulent sweet fruit pointing in a tropical direction. 95

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Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  La Mission Haut Brion Blanc 2016  ( Château La Mission Haut-Brion )

Pale colour. Fragrant lemon curd, hint of spice, Tropical fruit aromas with bisquity oak. Lovely concentrated lime tropical fruit flavours, chalky textures, some pithy grapefruit / tonic water notes and lovely crunchy length. Tasted at Ch Haut Brion. 96 points

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  La Mission Haut Brion Blanc 2016  ( Château La Mission Haut-Brion )

Pure delight: Bright yellow with green hue. Very precise nose with hints of buxus and lemon zest, grapefruit and peaches. On the palate freshness with slightly crisp acidity, succulent sweet fruit pointing in a tropical direction. 95

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