2017 Château Haut-Brion Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

So much energy and drive here but also so much concentration. Remarkable acidity and crunchy yet perfectly ripe yellow fruit. Greengage and yellow plum. Saline and textured and the acidity drives its way across the palate with amazing precision. This is really impressive, with remarkable length and texture. Gorgeous. The length lasts for minutes.

Critic score
94.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£707.60
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£4,245.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2028
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Château Haut-Brion Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

TASTING NOTES

More creamy and spicy than the Mission Haut-Brion Blanc. More rounded but also more piercing from the Sauvignon Blanc. Quite a different style, lacks the waxiness of the Mission but is more persistent and more powerful. More depth yet without the same richness as in the Mission.

Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2018)
18/20

A tight and linear white with an energetic line of lemon-rind and lime character. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a fresh finish. 56% sauvignon blanc and 44% semillon.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(94—95)/100