HDH Wine

2018 Château Haut-Brion Blanc

Graves, Pessac-Léognan

$2,385.00 per 3 Bottles (750ml) (owc)


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"A dense and ripe white with sliced apples and pineapple and hints of cooked lemons. Round and velvety texture. Flavorful finish. Shows intensity and richness." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/11/2019)

Rating: 95-96

"The Haut-Brion 2018 Blanc is composed of 80.6% Sauvignon Blanc and 19.4% Sémillon, harvested August 27 to September 5—this is the highest level of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend ever. It comes sashaying out of the glass with flamboyant notions of warm pineapple, passion fruit, lime cordial and lemongrass and hints of dried mandarin peel, peach blossoms, wild thyme and wet pebbles plus a waft of dill seed. Full-bodied and profoundly fruited in the mouth, the silky, vivacious frame has a lot of intense tropical notions and yet is jam-packed with delicate nuances, finishing with great length and a lot of emerging mineral and citrus layers. Big and beautiful." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 94-96+

"The 2018 Haut-Brion Blanc is very similar on the nose compared to the barrel tasting a year earlier, offering quite pungent scents of gooseberry, nettle, white flowers and lemon thyme, all well defined with moderate complexity. The palate is balanced with a grassy, malic entry, more so than in barrel. I appreciate the energy of this Haut Brion Blanc, and it has gained some weight toward the finish. Monitored over 24 hours, it improves further and evolves into a quite delicious white Pessac-Léognan." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/01/2021)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2022-2040

"The 2018 Haut-Brion Blanc is built on a vertical expression of structure and texture that makes it resemble of a red wine in its feel. Bright Sauvignon Blanc lend energy to the citrus peel, floral and mineral note. Haut-Brion Blanc has quite a bit to offer, but it is very embryonic at this stage. The 2018 is 80.6% Sauvignon and 19.4% Sémillon." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/30/2019)

Rating: 91-94

"Less open than La Mission. Plenty of oak spice but the fruit shines in a herbal character, green fruits, light spice, more length than breadth, perhaps because of the high percentage of Sauvignon this year. Grapefruit and pith, some grip here, almost chewy, but the freshness and fruit sing on the long finish. Not a stunner this year but a very good wine." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/19/2019)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2024-2032

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