2018 Château Haut Brion Blanc

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Winery Château Haut Brion
Vintage 2018
Grape Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2040
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Of all the premier crus of Bordeaux, Haut-Brion is the greatest charmer, always elegant and refined and always in top condition, young or old. Haute Brion is the oldest and historically the most colorful winery in the Gironde - it was here in the 17th century that the first single-vineyard Bordeaux was made, first served in London coffee houses and praised by many leading writers. In 1935 the winery was purchased by Clarence Dillon, an American banker. He invested large sums in renovating the chai and the vineyard. In 1960, Haut-Brion became the first premier cru to replace wooden barrels with stainless steel tanks. In 1983, the Dillon family purchased the adjacent Château la Mission Haut-Brion. Haut-Brion is almost always the fastest-maturing and most accessible of the premier crus, but that casual, young charm is deceptive, because the wine ages beautifully.

The Haut-Brion 2018 Blanc is a blend of 80.6% Sauvignon Blanc and 19.4% Sémillon – this is the highest level of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend ever. Unsurprisingly, it needs a lot of air at this youthful stage, eventually unfolding little by little to offer subtle scents of lemon peel, fresh grapefruit, green mango and yuzu, with emerging suggestions of wet pebbles, flint, orange blossom and lime leaves with a hint of oyster shells. The medium to full flavor has a beautiful satiny texture and a wonderful freshness that offsets the intense stone and citrus flavors, with a long and layered finish. Give this a good 3-4 years and drink it for the next 15 years or more.

Vineyard for 2018 Château Haut Brion Blanc

Château Haut-Brion is located in the French municipality of Pessac, a few kilometers southwest of the city of Bordeaux. Haut-Brion is the oldest and historically the most colorful Gironde winery - it was here that the first Bordeaux was made from a single vineyard in the 17th century, first donated in London coffee houses and praised by many leading writers. In 1935, the winery was bought by Clarence Dillon, an American banker. He invested large sums in the renovation of the chai and the vineyard. In 1960, Haut-Brion became the first premier cru, replacing the wooden barrels with stainless steel tanks. In 1983, the Dillon family bought the adjacent Château la Mission Haut-Brion.

The vineyard covers an area of 51 hectares of which just over 48 hectares are planted with red grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) and just under 3 hectares are dedicated to white grape varieties (Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc).

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Icons Icon France
Winery Château Haut Brion
Grape Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2040
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
James Suckling rating 99
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tense, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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