Château Haut Brion blanc 1st GCC

Château Haut Brion blanc 1st GCC

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Product Description

Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Vineyard Size 3 ha
Color White
Grape Varieties 53% of Sémillon and 47% of Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2005
Bottle Size (Cl) 75
Type of Soil Gravelly soil with clayey and limestone subsoil
Production from 450 to 650 boxes
Vinification Hand harvesting in crates 
Barrel aging for 9-12 months (50% new oak)
Type Golden and shiny, with aromas of citrus, dried fruit, hazelnut and dried fruits, and good length in the mouth
Service Temp 10-12°C
Ideally Consuming Period from now to 2025
Food & Wine Pairing Pan-fried foie gras, Pike-perch fillet, Mussels with chorizo, Chicken with tarragon, Calf sweetbread with morels, Hard cheese, Goat cheese

Its colour now is a yellow with a bit of green giving off golden reflections. The nose is extremely intense and dominated by citrus. It is of an incredible richness and complexity with traces of white peaches, honey, orange blossom and acacia. This wine has an astounding structure, both broad and long. Its body permits the wine to have a huge volume. We find again in the mouth all the aromatic complexity of the nose. The aromatic persistence at the finish is very impressive. It is certainly one of the great Haut-Brion Blanc of these last years.

Wine Spectator : 100/100 
Wine Enthusiast : 96/100 
Jean-Marc Quarin : 94/100 
Gault & Millau : 19.5/20 
La Revue du Vin de France : 19/20 Decanter : 18/20 
Vinum Wine Magazine : 18/20