Bordeaux 2017 - Haut Brion and family

Bordeaux 2017 - Haut Brion and family
First out of the traps this morning are the Pessac Leognan wines of Clarence Dillon: Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, Clarence Haut Brion, Chapelle de la Mission, Haut Brion Blanc, La Mission Haut Brion Blanc and Clarté de Haut Brion. And what a great range of wines they are. We were thrilled by their purity, the wide spectrum of aromas and effortless power. This is everything we have come to expect from this superb portfolio. Jean-Philippe Delmas crafts handsome, reserved wines – the glitz is provided by the exceptional stony terroir, which reveals its complexity with every swirl of the glass. Purists will swoon for these wines and they promise to age gracefully for many years to come.

The white wines are particularly heralded this vintage. They are typically kaleidoscopic, with a gorgeous texture of silky fruit and ravishing acidity. It’s no wonder Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW awarded her top mark of the vintage to Haut Brion Blanc (97-100). Production is miniscule as ever – please enquire if you would like an allocation.