2014 Ch Haut-Brion Blanc Bordeaux - 3x75cl
  • Colour White
  • Producer Château Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon
  • Case size 3x75cl
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2014 - Ch Haut-Brion Blanc Bordeaux - 3x75cl

  • Colour White
  • Producer Château Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon
  • Case size 3x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £3,008.04 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £2,500.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2015, Score: 95-97

    The 32% of Sémillon in the blend this year is unusually high for Ch Haut Brion Blanc, but it most certainly works, providing a density and body to the fabulously crisp and intense flavours of the Sauvignon. Lots of citrus and grapefruit flavours, very concentrated, with outstanding length.

  • Neal Martin, April 2015, Score: 95-97

    The Château Haut-Brion Blanc 2014 is a blend of 32% Sauvignon Blanc and 68% Sémillon picked between 3 and 11 September. I found the Sémillon more expressive here and offers waxy, resinous scents intermingling with pear skin and fresh gooseberry. The palate is fresh and vibrant with more weight than the La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc '14: extremely well balanced with spine-tingling poise and power on the finish. You can barely notice the 14.75% alcohol. This is a thrilling Haut-Brion Blanc that vies with Domaine de Chevalier Blanc as "king of the dry whites."

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2015, Score: 93-96

    The 2014 Haut-Brion Blanc is a wine of texture above all else. It is also tightly wound and built for the long-term. Hints of smoke, slate, pear and citrus gradually unfold, revealing veins of supporting minerality and acidity that give the wine much of its energy. Deep, powerful and exotic, the Haut-Brion Blanc will captivate readers for many years to come. I very much like the sense of energy and overall tension here. The blend is 68% Sémillon and 32% Sauvignon Blanc.

  • James Suckling, March 2015, Score: 98-99

    The is breathtaking like looking down a well that doesn’t end. Full and rich yet deep and gorgeous. It really does take your breath away. It goes on and on with minerals, dried apples, dried mangos and lime. Superb. This is very unique in the blend with 68% sémillon and the rest being sauvignon.

  • Decanter, April 2015, Score: 96

    A striking purity with real depth of stone fruit and citrus flavour and beautiful grip that holds on for minutes after you have finished tasting. This is an incredible wine, tension, vigour, purity, the result of great selection and steady-as-she-goes confidence in the winemaking. The acidity is high, which I am sure is why they needed to up the Semillon more than is some years, to balance the freshness with rich round fruits, lemon curd and apricot, totally gorgeous. The blend is 68% Semillon, 32% Sauvignon, 14.75%abv. Drink: 2018-2030

  • Matthew Jukes, May 2015, Score: 19++

    (68 Semillon, 32 Sauvignon Blanc) | 54% new oak. This was the very last wine that I tasted on my En Primeur tour and it felt like a case of saving the best for last. Heroic in every way, this is a rich, full-bodied wine which stays immensely fresh and lively thanks to the tension and nerve of the fine acid line which runs the length of the flavour. This is also the longest white wine of the year, too - it lasted half an hour on my drive back into Bordeaux. With 54% new oak barely making an impression on the lusty, creamy fruit this is truly one of the great white wines of the world.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2015, Score: 18

    68% Sémillon, 32% Sauvignon Blanc. Rich and waxy. Broad and refined and already satisfying. Deep and rich and a great undertow. Just a little green streak but massive weight. 14.55% Drink 2018-2032

Producer

Château Haut-Brion

Arguably the oldest recognised Bordeaux grand cru, Haut Brion has been owned by the American Dillon family since 1935. The Château was an early moderniser - the first estate to implement steel vats in 1961 - and over the years, their incredible investments have re-established the inherent quality of this property, enabling it to emerge as possibly the most consistent first growth since the 1980s. Situated in Pessac-Léognan ...Read more

Arguably the oldest recognised Bordeaux grand cru, Haut Brion has been owned by the American Dillon family since 1935. The Château was an early moderniser - the first estate to implement steel vats in 1961 - and over the years, their incredible investments have re-established the inherent quality of this property, enabling it to emerge as possibly the most consistent first growth since the 1980s. Situated in Pessac-Léognan in Graves, the estate is the only classified growth located outside the Médoc. Château Haut Brion has the most Merlot and the most Cabernet Franc of any of the First Growths and the second wine is Bahans Haut Brion.Read less

Region

Pessac-Léognan

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.