Château La Mission Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Léognan
    Château La Mission Haut-Brion

    Château La Mission Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Léognan,

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    Château La Mission Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Léognan, 2018

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    Château La Mission Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Léognan, 2018
    ABV:
    14.5%
    96/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Dominant Sémillon character at this stage in its life, despite having higher Sauvignon Blanc in the blend than usual, giving structure, plenty of waxed citrus peel, lime zest and white peach. Twist of noble bitterness on the finish, excellent grip and salinity. Harvested 27 August to 5 September. 3.27ph.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023
    96/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2020 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc, a blend of 54.7% Sauvignon Blanc and 45.3% Semillon, slowly emerges from the glass with notes of Golden Delicious apple, juicy pears, and coriander seed, followed by underlying hints of paraffin wax, wet pebbles, and white pepper. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly styled, with a lively backbone and energetic apple and pear layers, finishing long with a spicy lift.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2023
    96/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2020 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has a complex and engaging bouquet with Granny Smiths and Conference pear, wet limestone, a subtle petrichor scent that I did not notice from barrel. The palate is very well balanced with admirable weight and just a tad more acidic "bite" compared to its showing en primeur. Hints of lemongrass add more spiciness and vivacity towards the finish that feels persistent in the mouth. This is very impressive and I can foresee a long future ahead. Dare I say that this has passed Haut-Brion Blanc in its slipstream during its élevage? Indeed, I do.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023

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    Château La Mission Haut-Brion

    Château La Mission Haut-Brion

    Haut Brion’s sister property has a habit of trumping its more illustrious sibling. Owned by Domaine Clarence Dillon S.A., La Mission’s vineyards lie in the same suburbs as those of Haut Brion on deep gravel croupes interspersed with clay. The cepage is not dissimilar in the red wine (48% Cabernet, 45% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc) although the Haut Brion Blanc (formally Laville Haut Brion) has a lot more Semillon in the blend than Haut Brion Blanc.

    Stylistically, La Mission Haut Brion rouges is more accessible and open than the deeply mineral and slightly introverted Haut Brion when young, but given time the Haut Brion will begin to show its power. Both wines reward long term aging to be at their best.

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