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 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.
|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