2004 Haut Brion Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 95
  • WS 94

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
It is always interesting to taste this wine next to its stablemate Laville Haut-Brion. While Laville has 80% Semillon in it giving it more fat and concentration Haut-Brion is 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon. This is... It is always interesting to taste this wine next to its stablemate Laville Haut-Brion. While Laville has 80% Semillon in it giving it more fat and concentration Haut-Brion is 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon. This is a crisp yet powerful wine full-bodied with great minerality and a subtle smokiness intermixed with hints of quince white currant orange skin and lemon custard. Long rich and tightly knit with good acidity and no evidence of any oak whatsoever despite the use of 100% new French oak this wine is set for a long life as well. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2035.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2006
Brilliant yellow color. Musky aromas of ginger roasted nuts and honey. Wonderfully large-scaled round and ripe conveying a powerful sense of solidity. Tactile sweet and extremely complex with honeyed soil tones currently... Brilliant yellow color. Musky aromas of ginger roasted nuts and honey. Wonderfully large-scaled round and ripe conveying a powerful sense of solidity. Tactile sweet and extremely complex with honeyed soil tones currently dominating stone fruit and mineral flavors. Finishes dry and classic with outstanding breadth. Today this seems fresher and fruitier than the 2004 Laville Haut-Brion. 95 points
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2008
Has lemon and mineral aromas with light vanilla honey cream and white pepper. Full-bodied firm and racy with a lovely balance of ripe fruit and acidity. Long and complex. Best after 2008. 790 cases made.
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2004

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.