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

Château La Mission Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Léognan, 2022


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En Primeur
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2022
3x75cl
EP
£1,440.00


Château La Mission Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Léognan, 2022

2020
2022

Tasting Notes


ABV:
13 %

Notes

A finished blend comprising 72% Semillon 28% Sauvignon Blanc, La Mission Blanc has a detailed and deft, complex feel with a fine intermingling of herbs and citrus; lemongrass, essential oils and pretty white flowers framed by sophisticated, gentle toast. Full bodied and open in its style, with touches of leesy apple and melon as the wine unfurls; a ripe, flattering package that will deliver a fruit basket of upfront, high-class pleasure.

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
05/2023

Notes
The 2022 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc contains much more Sémillon (72%) this year due to its quality according to Jean-Philippe Delmas. It has a perfumed bouquet with white peach, honeysuckle, red apple and light candle wax. Superb delineation. The palate is taut and linear, chalky in texture with good tension. It shows quite impressive weight, perhaps more than the Haut-Brion Blanc with a dab of ginger enlivening the finish. Superb.

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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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