2023 Ch La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc Bordeaux - 6x75cl
  • Colour White
  • Producer Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Drinking 2027 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2023 - Ch La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc Bordeaux - 6x75cl

  • Colour White
  • Producer Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Drinking 2027 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £1,800 – £2,300
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  • Neal Martin, April 2024, Score: 93-95

    The 2023 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc is driven by the Sauvignon Blanc (65%) on the nose: Granny Smith apples, kiwi fruit, slate and light spicy aromas. There’s very fine delineation, but I err toward the more nuanced Haut-Brion Blanc. The palate is lively on the entry with a touch of white pepper, very good tension and ample energy. Conference pear mixes with melon and grassy notes toward the finish. This will provide immediate pleasure over the next 20 years, though Haut-Brion Blanc has the intellectual heft.

  • Wine Advocate, April 2024, Score: 93-95

    Offering up generous amounts of lemon oil, spices and ripe orchard fruits with a touch of spring flowers, the 2023 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and broad, with a rich, aromatic palate. It concludes with an ethereal, powerful finish that carries elegant white fruit notes. It's a blend of 65.3% Sauvignon Blanc and 34.7% Sémillon. Drink 2025-2045.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2024, Score: 92-94

    The 2023 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc is a very soft-textured white, its lovely floral and mineral notes very much front and center. Gentle touches of pear, jasmine, white pepper and mint lift from the glass in a wine that impresses with its understatement and class. Aeration fills out the mid-palate as the Sémillon begins to reveal its breadth. Drink 2026-2038.

  • James Suckling, April 2024, Score: 96-97

    A creamy, round texture with ripe yet fresh aromas and flavors, showing apples, pears and hints of peaches. Medium- to full-bodied, polished and satisfying. 65.3% sauvignon blanc and 34.7% semillon.

  • Goedhuis Waddesdon, April 2024, Score: 96-98

    Sauvignon Blanc dominates in La Mission Blanc 2023 making up 65% of the blend, however on the aromatics it is the yellow stone and quince characters of the Semillon that have an immediately striking effect. The fresh grass, blackcurrant sorbet and pink grapefruit Sauvignon characters sit comfortably alongside some tropical lychee flavours. Lovely length and deliciously composed.

Producer

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Owned by the Dillon family since 1983, La Mission Haut Brion is without doubt one of the mostexceptional wines of Bordeaux. Across the road from Haut Brion, it regularly competes with its moreillustrious older sibling and has even outperformed Haut Brion in certain vintages, such as 2006 when Wine Spectator suggests that it "could be the wine of the vintage".

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.