2014 Pessac-Leognan Blanc from Bordeaux.
Sunny weather and fresh nights allowed stabilising and enhance the grape-varieties aromas.
The white 2014 Chateau Haut-Brion shows a good ripeness and aromatic extension of the grapes through 68% Semillon and 32% Sauvignon Blanc. This dry white Pessac-Leognan Blanc nose is marked by finesse and elegance. The round palate reveals a nervous, fresh, and aromatically charming wine. Both density and volume associated with a good acidity make this wine an airy white wine. The finish offers much complexity and freshness; it confirms the exceptional character of this wine. This exceptional white wine is worth keeping.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Haut Brion Blanc has a very pure bouquet with scents of peach skin, Cornice pear and those resinous/candle wax aromas that I remarked upon during en primeur. This has more sophistication than the La Mission Haut Brion Blanc, a little more tension. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky smooth entry, perfect acidity, wonderful tension and energy. Notes of orange pith, a squeeze of lime, flint and smoke are conveyed on the finish that demonstrates outstanding persistence. This is a great Haut Brion Blanc, but it will require a decade in the bottle before it will show what it can really do.
|Grape varieties||Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Petit Verdot|
|Producer/Bottled by||DOMAINE CLARENCE DILLON 33600 PESSAC FRANCE|
|Sweetness||Dry white wines|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- Sweetness : Dry white wines
- J. Robinson : 18
- Vineyard : Graves
- Wine Spectator : 95-98
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Petit Verdot