2011 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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Reg: $889.94

$791.94

In Stock: 5 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Jun. 2018

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JS 100
jamessuckling.com, January 2014
The purity of fruit in this white is phenomenal. It’s like looking through a thin, perfectly clear crystal. Aromas of sliced apples, lemons, fresh pineapples and lilacs. Full body but perfectly balanced between fruit and... The purity of fruit in this white is phenomenal. It’s like looking through a thin, perfectly clear crystal. Aromas of sliced apples, lemons, fresh pineapples and lilacs. Full body but perfectly balanced between fruit and acidity. Mineral and intense. Lightly salty and bitter like a peach pit. Electrifying wine. Greatest white ever from here. It lasts for minutes on the palate. 73% sauvignon blanc and 27% sémillon.
JG 92
View From The Cellar, February 2015
A few years ago, one hectare of semillon here was grubbed up and replanted to sauvignon blanc. 2011 is the first vintage to include that young vine sauvignon blanc fruit in the La Mission Blanc. This is the ripest white... A few years ago, one hectare of semillon here was grubbed up and replanted to sauvignon blanc. 2011 is the first vintage to include that young vine sauvignon blanc fruit in the La Mission Blanc. This is the ripest white wine I encountered from this vintage, at a heady 14.6 percent alcohol. The nose is deep, pretty and very suave in its mélange of grapefruit, fresh fig, citrus peel, cut grass, complex soil tones and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and impressively complex on the finish, with a very good core, but a finish that shows some of its heady octane as uncovered alcohol. The heat on the backend is pretty minor and I expect many people will not even notice it, but it suggests strongly that drinking this tasty and complex wine in its youth will be obligatory. I wonder what was the alcohol level on the brilliant 1964 Laville Haut Brion I drank a short time ago- 11.5 percent? But, those days are gone forever- I should just let them go... The 2011 La Mission Blanc is very good juice for early drinking.
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Winery

La Mission Haut Brion

Created by the noble Lestonnac family in the early years of the 16th century, the vineyard of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion owes its name and its reputation to a missionary order commonly known as the Lazarites, who held the property from 1682 until the French Revolution.

The property is situated just opposite that of Chateau Haut-Brion, in the Pessac-Leognan appellation of the Northern Graves region. The vineyard covers an area of 29 hectares of which 26.60 hectares are planted with 42.7% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10.3% Cabernet Franc with an annual production of 6,000 to 7,000 cases. Over 3 hectares are devoted to white grape varieties (Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc).

In 1983, the Dillon family, already owners of Chateau Haut-Brion, added Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion to Domaine Clarence Dillon’s holdings. The new owners immediately set to work on an ambitious renovation program for the property, giving La Mission a new lease on life.

In the space of twenty-five years, the Dillon family, having fallen under the spell of this enchanting estate, successfully completed their impressive makeover of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion so that for many years to come , it might continue to offer wine connoisseurs the world over a little glimpse of paradise in each bottle.