2008 Laville-Haut-Brion Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
  • WE 95
  • WA 94
  • NM 94
  • JS 92
  • WS 92
  • IWC 92

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Reg: $395.00

$284.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jul. 2019

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WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Rich wonderfully concentrated wine with ripe apricots green plums touches of toast riding over a structure that is just beginning a long aging process. Give this wine 10 years. This is the last vintage under this name... Rich wonderfully concentrated wine with ripe apricots green plums touches of toast riding over a structure that is just beginning a long aging process. Give this wine 10 years. This is the last vintage under this name. From 2009 the wine has been rebaptized Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The last vintage of Laville Haut-Brion (its name was changed to La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc in 2009) is a blend of 79% Semillon and 21% Sauvignon Blanc revealing lovely lemon blossom orange marmalade candle wax... The last vintage of Laville Haut-Brion (its name was changed to La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc in 2009) is a blend of 79% Semillon and 21% Sauvignon Blanc revealing lovely lemon blossom orange marmalade candle wax honeysuckle and hints of smoky oak. Full-bodied and capable of lasting 20-25 years it is a sensational dry white. -Robert Parker
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. I loathe tasting this blind because it always teases you with its laconic nature, waits for you to deliver your scores and then bursts open. The 2008 did exactly that... Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. I loathe tasting this blind because it always teases you with its laconic nature, waits for you to deliver your scores and then bursts open. The 2008 did exactly that, prompting several scowls from the audience. Initially, the nose is very closed, but it eventually opens to reveal lovely aromas of beeswax, wet wool, dried pear and honeycomb. The palate is similarly dumb at first, but it unfurls with a delicate, citrus entry, a carefully planned crescendo of dried pineapple, lanolin and spice, with hints of hazelnut on the finish. I hate you Laville. Don’t even attempt to taste this blind, but cellar for twenty years.
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, December 2010
A solid white with apple pie cream and lemon sorbert. Full and dense with a racy finish. Tangy. Very tight still. Give it four to five years to open.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, April 2011
Very pure and fresh with lots of mouthwatering quinine and kiwifruit framing the core of yellow apple heather blanched almond and green plum. Very long. Needs a little time in the cellar to blossom. This will be the last... Very pure and fresh with lots of mouthwatering quinine and kiwifruit framing the core of yellow apple heather blanched almond and green plum. Very long. Needs a little time in the cellar to blossom. This will be the last vintage for this label; it changes to Château La Mission Haut-Brion starting in the 2009 vintage. Drink now through 2015. -JM
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2009
(IWC89-92 points) (79% semillon and 21% sauvignon blanc) Light straw-green. Initially reticent nose needs coaxing to reveal aromas of orange blossom lemon and minerals. Enters the mouth bright and fresh with citrus and... (IWC89-92 points) (79% semillon and 21% sauvignon blanc) Light straw-green. Initially reticent nose needs coaxing to reveal aromas of orange blossom lemon and minerals. Enters the mouth bright and fresh with citrus and mineral flavors of sneaky concentration but comes across as a rather linear austere Laville. Harmonious acidity extends the flavors on the back end but this wine will need to develop more complexity to warrant an outstanding rating. - Ian D'Agata
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Graves
Vintage 2008