Peter Maude Fine Wines

2019, Château La Mission Haut Brion BLANC, PESSAC-LEOGNAN


The rare dry white wine from La Mission Haut Brion is made by the same team as Haut Brion Blanc. It used to be known as Laville Haut Brion but changed its name in 2009. There is more Semillon planted here than Sauvignon Blanc (the opposite of Haut Brion Blanc).

A wonderful La Mission with a creamy feel through the core of the wine, and a saline tang on the finish that gives form and shape to the white pear and ripe nectarine fruits. Great grip, expansion and rise, hard to argue with the confident and mouthwatering delivery of this white. 96 Jane Anson, Decanter.

This is a juicy, savoury white with dried apples and peaches and saltiness at the same time. Very classic, but even more precise. Layered and powerful. Exciting. Semillon and sauvignon blanc, as always. 98-99 James Suckling.

The La Mission Haut-Brion 2019 Blanc is composed of 69.9% Semillon and 30.1% Sauvignon Blanc. Notions of freshly squeezed limes, grapefruit juice and white peaches come wafting out of the glass followed by suggestions of coriander seed, underripe pineapple, wet pebbles and green mango with a touch of fennel. The medium to full-bodied palate offers layer upon layer of citrus fruits and mineral accents wrapped in a beautiful satiny texture and featuring seamless freshness, finishing long and chalky. 94-96+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate.

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