2005 Ch Laville Haut Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Colour
White
Producer
Château Laville Haut-Brion
Region
Pessac-Léognan, White Bordeaux
Grape
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Drinking
2010-2035
Case Size
6x75cl
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2005 Ch Laville Haut Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
Colour
White
Producer
Château Laville Haut-Brion
Region
Pessac-Léognan, White Bordeaux
Grape
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Drinking
2010-2035
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£995.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(1 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2006, Score: 92-95

The 2005 Laville Haut Brion exudes notes of minerals, confit orange and fresh pineapple. It is fresh, tight and delicate on the palate. Extraordinarily pure and focused. Drink 2009 - 2020+.

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Region

Pessac-Léognan, White Bordeaux

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.

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