HDH Wine

2016 Château Haut-Brion Blanc

Graves, Pessac-Léognan

$778.00 per Bottle


4 Bottles




"An ethereal nose with very bright and delicate lemon citrus, dried-grass nuances, fresh-pastry notes and a lemon-blossom edge. The palate is astutely focused, energetic and quite taut, in a restrained style. A thread of fresh acidity holds long and seductively smooth into the fresh, cashew and hazelnut-infused finish. Unwaveringly precise. A blend of 70.5 per cent sauvignon blanc and 29.5 per cent semillon. Try from 2023." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2023

"Made up of 70.5% Sauvignon Blanc and 29.5% Sémillon, the Haut-Brion 2016 Blanc is a little closed to begin, the nose slowly revealing notes of orange blossoms, fresh ginger, lime zest and wet pebbles over a core of white peaches, pink grapefruit and lemon curd. Medium-bodied, the palate has fantastic elegance and depth, with layer upon layer of fragrant citrus and stone fruit-inspired flavors and a racy backbone, finishing with epic length." (96+ points) Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 96+
Drink from: 2021-2038

"Macadamia nut, jasmine and brioche notes lead this opulent white off, followed by a mix of creamed yellow apple, meringue, verbena and lemon curd accents. Straw and brioche detail carry the finish with aplomb. Best from 2022 through 2034. 519 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2022-2034

"The 2016 Haut-Brion Blanc is a wine of real textural depth and resonance. Ample, full-bodied and rich, the Blanc speaks with a sense of regal sophistication. Absolutely nothing is out of place. There is plenty of freshness, but the Blanc is above all else a vertical white built on poise. Today, the 2016 shows quite a bit of youthful exuberance, but time in bottle should help temper some of that." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2021-2036

"The 2016 Haut-Brion Blanc is a very good white from the first growth, though I have never found it to be the very best. It has a well-defined bouquet of Golden Delicious apple, orange peel and light citrus notes, but it is not the epitome of complexity, and it lacks a little mineralité. The palate is very well balanced with a fine thread of acidity; there is an impression of tension and salinity here. Light Williams pear and white peach notes emerge toward the persistent finish. Excellent." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2021-2045

(JR, 02/06/2020)

Rating: 16.5+

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