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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

The Story

Laville Haut-Brion is arguably the greatest dry white wine in Bordeaux. 

Only 1,000 cases per year are produced from a tiny and exclusive 3.7 hectare vineyard with an average vine age of over 50 years. It is a blend of 70% Sémillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc - the grapes are barrel-fermented and the wine is matured in 100% new oak barriques for 15-18 months before being bottled.

Aromatically complex on the nose and almost lusciously rich on the palate, with strong mineral overtones, and with a finish to die for. The wine demands extended cellaring and should rarely be approached before its 10th birthday. Laville-Haut-Brion is classified as a Graves Cru Classé.

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Towards lemon yellow. Started out very smoky and grapefruity on stilts on the nose, needed lots of air to open and surprisingly youthful. With air it all comes together, lovely nuance, superb citrus, tiny touch of apricots and vanilla, layered nose. Fresh acidity, lively, very nuanced, the smoky minerals are more persistent. Almost as young as a 07 tasted a few months back. Floral after an hour, extremely long, a rare beauty. 98

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Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan

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