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2016 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc

Pessac-Léognan
(OWC)

PRICE:
$3,738.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
5 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Although this has great freshness, candied-lemon and complex dried herb character, it also has a rich and waxy side, plus a touch of vanilla. Rich and powerful with a lot more structure than most Pessac-Léognan whites. It also has wonderful tension and drive that’s rooted in the vibrant acidity, but supported by the mineral and lemon-zest notes. A blend of 62.7 per cent sauvignon blanc and 37.3 per cent semillon. Better from 2021." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2021


"Conditions were a little challenging for the Sémillon this year, and the blend of the La Mission Haut-Brion 2016 Blanc is, unusually, dominated by Sauvignon Blanc (62.7%) with 37.3% Sémillon. It reveals subtle notions of mandarin peel, fresh grapefruit and pineapple with touches of crushed rocks, white peaches and coriander seed. Medium-bodied, the palate has a racy line of freshness cutting through the vibrant citrus and tropical layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note. Considering the challenges, this is a very impressive result!" Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 95+
Drink from: 2020-2035


"This is both bold and bright, with a flood of white peach, lemon cream, Jonagold apple, honeysuckle and verbena notes streaming through, all stitched with a fine quinine thread and caressed by a suave hint of shortbread on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2032. 547 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2022-2032


"The 2016 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc is ample, creamy and quite expressive, even in the early going. Quite unusually, the 2016 is the first Blanc here to be made with a majority of Sauvignon Blanc, as the winemaking team led by Deputy managing director Jean-Philippe Delmas did not feel the Sémillon was strong enough. In this tasting, the Blanc gives the impression it will drink well relatively early, which is my preference as well." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2021-2028


"The 2016 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has improved on the nose since en primeur, offering gently unfolding white peach, red apple, chalk and light yellow flower aromas. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, taut and linear and a little wavier than its Haut Brion Blanc counterpart, leaving a touch of lemongrass on the aftertaste. A refined, cerebral proposition that will age like those great Lavilles of the past." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2022-2040


"Thick and sweet and racy. Some wild notes. Very different from the old Laville Haut-Brion! Great tension. A halfway house with some ginger flavour." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/04/2017)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2020-2025


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