Château Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Léognan
    Château Haut-Brion

    Château Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Léognan,



    Château Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Léognan, 2000

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Léognan, 2000
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    The complexity is evident from the first time you approach the nose - this is candied lemon, wax, quince, cut through the sharper citrus peel and gooseberry. Just a gorgeous white wine at the stage where everything is fully open, with hints of tertiary, but still full of freshness, and with huge length through the palate. 3.2ph. Harvest August 28 to September 10, 45% new barrel.
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    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
    Pale, bright yellow. Musky aromas and flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, crushed rock, ginger and mustard seed. Offers an uncanny combination of great density without any impression of weight, with the mid-palate displaying complex smoke and spice notes and outstanding lift. Maintains its thickness straight through to the finish, where it's virtually impossible to scrape this juice off your palate. This extremely promising young wine needs long aging to knit.
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    Château Haut-Brion

    Château Haut-Brion

    Haut Brion has arguably been the most consistent First Growth over the past thirty years. The property can be traced back to the 14th century although the current owners can track their lineage back to 1935, when the American financier, Clarence Dillon bought the rather beleaguered estate. Now, Clarence Dillon’s great grandson, Prince Robert of Luxembourg presides. The other name synonymous with Haut Brion is that of the Delmas family. Three generations have made Haut Brion their life’s work, George (1921-1960), Jean Bernard (1960-2003) and Jean-Philippe (2003-to present).

    Situated upon two gravel croupes, this exceptional terroir in the suburbs of Bordeaux benefits from the heat of the surrounding buildings, which enables the vines to achieve perfect ripeness in even the most challenging vintages. Due to the extra warmth, harvest dates are usually amongst the earliest in Bordeaux. The vineyards are planted with 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc for the reds and Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for the whites. Aside from the Grand vins, the estate produces a second red wine, Clarence de Haut Brion, previously called Bahans de Haut Brion and a second white wine, Clarté de Haut Brion, previously named Plantiers de Haut Brion.

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