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Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2012

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    2012 Pessac-Leognan Blanc from Bordeaux.

    On the nose, the 2012 white wine Château La Mission Haut-Brion of Chateau Haut-Brion is complex with white fruit and floral notes. Citrus fruits mix with peach, almond, and acacia flower. The attack is supple and ample. On the palate, the freshness canalises the wine and brings length to it. This Pessac-Leognan blanc is full-bodied and strong; it is a good representation of a great vintage year.  

    Parker : 94+ / 100
    J. Robinson : 18,5 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting. The 2012 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has a very intense Sauvignon Blanc nose offering gooseberry, kiwi fruit and smoky scents, although it does not seem to possess the complexity of the Malartic-Lagravière Blanc. The palate is balanced with a smooth entry, quite phenolic compared to its peers with a waxy, almost honeyed finish that feels creamy and yet needs to muster more complexity. I suspect this is just entering a dumb phase (just like Laville Haut-Brion had a habit of doing!). Like the Haut-Brion, my mark reflects the fact that this wine has closed down since bottling, but it will warrant a far higher score in line with its barrel showing after 10-15 years. Tasted January 2016.
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Alcohol
    14.5

    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    18,5

    J. Suckling
    96

    R. Gabriel
    18

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    95

    Wine Spectator
    93

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Château Haut-Brion

    Sweetness
    Dry white wines

    Parker
    94+

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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