1997 Haut Brion Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 90

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2000
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IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 1999
Discreet nose hints at clove herbs and marzipan. Sweet entry then bright and tight with lively lemony acidity giving clarity to the flavors. This is fairly dense and full but there less material here than in either the... Discreet nose hints at clove herbs and marzipan. Sweet entry then bright and tight with lively lemony acidity giving clarity to the flavors. This is fairly dense and full but there less material here than in either the '98 or the '96. Currently dominated by its structure. Longer and more concentrated than Laville '97. 90(+?) points
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 1997

Winery

Haut Brion

The oldest of Bordeaux’s five first growths and the only property outside the Medoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, Chateau Haut-Brion was founded by Jean de Pontac in 1533. The name derives from the Celtic word briga, meaning “hill” or “high place”, and refers to the gravelly elevated terrain situated between the Le Peuge and Le Serpent streams.

History shows that as early as 1660, Haut-Brion wines were already appreciated at royal tables as evidenced by the purchase of 169 bottles by King Charles II of England, noted in the royal cellar book. Among the wine’s admirers are the famous London diarist Samuel Pepys, and Thomas Jefferson, who had distinguished the wine’s quality long before the 1855 Classification.

Arnaud III de Pontac was responsible for building the estate’s international reputation and for creating a new style of wine that is the basis for all currently classified growths - an era which historians have described as a revolution in winemaking.

Chateau Haut-Brion was acquired by the American financier Clarence Dillon on May 13, 1935 and has been managed by the same family since. Much of the estate’s success is also credited to the Delmas family, who have worked the estate for three generations. Nearly five centuries after the creation of its vineyard and 350 years after the first published mention under its current name, Chateau Haut-Brion remains one of the finest wines in the world today.