2007 Haut Brion Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
  • WE 98
  • WS 97
  • IWC 95
  • WA 95
  • JR 93

$790.98

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WE 98
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2010
The palate opens slowly, offering an initial citrus character, followed by wood and then, finally, wonderfully rich, but taut fruit. There is still a toast character here, with apricots and pear on top of the citrus, but... The palate opens slowly, offering an initial citrus character, followed by wood and then, finally, wonderfully rich, but taut fruit. There is still a toast character here, with apricots and pear on top of the citrus, but it is still only just developing. In 10–15 years, it will be a magnificent wine.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2010
Delivers aromas of dried pineapple lemon and mango yet stays reserved with an underlying minerality almost chalkiness. Full-bodied offering amazing density and richness. Loads of fruit are restrained like a ballerina with... Delivers aromas of dried pineapple lemon and mango yet stays reserved with an underlying minerality almost chalkiness. Full-bodied offering amazing density and richness. Loads of fruit are restrained like a ballerina with perfect form. A tense poised wine that blows your mind with its balance and structure. Wine of the vintage in 2007 in Bordeaux. Best after 2013. -JS
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
($700) Pale bright yellow. Musky aromas and flavors of pineapple grapefruit crushed rock ginger and mustard seed. Offers an uncanny combination of great density without any impression of weight with the mid-palate... ($700) Pale bright yellow. Musky aromas and flavors of pineapple grapefruit crushed rock ginger and mustard seed. Offers an uncanny combination of great density without any impression of weight with the mid-palate displaying complex smoke and spice notes and outstanding lift. Maintains its thickness straight through to the finish where it's virtually impossible to scrape this juice off your palate. This extremely promising young wine needs long aging to knit. 95(+?) points
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
Rated - No tasting note given. 95+
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2008
55% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Semillon. Rich and sulfidey on the nose – more obvious weight than the Laville. Very glorious and broad with lots of lanolin. Still pretty chewy but there is a big difference between the slimline... 55% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Semillon. Rich and sulfidey on the nose – more obvious weight than the Laville. Very glorious and broad with lots of lanolin. Still pretty chewy but there is a big difference between the slimline Laville and the much richer Haut-Brion Blanc this year. Really interesting serious wine for the long term. Very long. Lemon oil. Spicy and only just dry. The acidity seems much lower than in the Laville. Big and bold. 18/20
JJB 97
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2008
45% new oak barrique. The color is slightly cloudy (un-finished wine-barrel sample drawn that day) light straw color. The nose has perfume of grassy components leads to confection sugar and sweet vanillin and crushed... 45% new oak barrique. The color is slightly cloudy (un-finished wine-barrel sample drawn that day) light straw color. The nose has perfume of grassy components leads to confection sugar and sweet vanillin and crushed flowers and lemon curd. Complex. The palate shows huge concentration and a 45 second finish - medium to full bodied and great acidity. Wow.
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2007

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.