2013 Haut Brion Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
  • WS 98
  • JS 98
  • WE 97
  • VN 96
  • WA 95

Reg: $975.00

$845.00

This product is
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Reg: $975.00

$845.00

This product is
out of stock

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WS 98
Wine Spectator, April 2015
This has weight, length and cut for days, as white peach, tangerine oil, blanched almond, pear eau-de-vie, macadamia nut, chamomile and green plum notes all fit together seamlessly, while the finish sails on and on... This has weight, length and cut for days, as white peach, tangerine oil, blanched almond, pear eau-de-vie, macadamia nut, chamomile and green plum notes all fit together seamlessly, while the finish sails on and on, with echoes of macadamia nut and brioche. Opulent and pure, showing stunning mouthfeel to boot. Rare for a white to be the wine of the vintage in Bordeaux, but this may be it. Best from 2017 through 2030. — J.M.
JS 98
jamessuckling.com, February 2016
This is a very special Haut-Brion blanc with a very exotic aromas and flavors of apricots, peaches and mangos. Full body, dense and agile. Wonderful acidity. Loads of dried fruits on the finish. The high percentage of... This is a very special Haut-Brion blanc with a very exotic aromas and flavors of apricots, peaches and mangos. Full body, dense and agile. Wonderful acidity. Loads of dried fruits on the finish. The high percentage of sauvignon blanc (70%) gives this wine a unique character. Electric fruit yet salty undertone Drink or hold.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, March 2016
The production is tiny, yet the potential of this wine is enormous, with its tight, textured structure that is still so young. It is opulent and generous while still keeping a tight rein on its emotions. A steely core... The production is tiny, yet the potential of this wine is enormous, with its tight, textured structure that is still so young. It is opulent and generous while still keeping a tight rein on its emotions. A steely core is surrounded by fruit that has hints of apricots as well as citrus. This will be a very fine wine but it needs many years, so wait until 2022. — R.V.
VN 96
Vinous, May 2014
(VN 93-96 points) Bright yellow-gold. Knockout nose combines honeyed notes of stone, custard cream, ripe green fig, lemongrass and quince. Then very rich, multilayered and deep, with creamy flavors of gooseberry... (VN 93-96 points) Bright yellow-gold. Knockout nose combines honeyed notes of stone, custard cream, ripe green fig, lemongrass and quince. Then very rich, multilayered and deep, with creamy flavors of gooseberry, aromatic herbs and white chocolate complicated by a peppery nuance and a hint of menthol. Finishes extremely long and saline, with juicy acidity and marvelous mouthcoating texture. This potentially fantastic wine is clearly dominated by its sauvignon component in the early going. This has to be one of Bordeaux's top 10 wines of 2013, reds and Sauternes included. -- Ian D'Agata
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 2013 Haut Brion Blanc, which is a blend of 66% Sauvignon Blanc and 34% Semillon, has a more expressive bouquet than the 2013 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc, with mineral-rich citrus fruit, grapefruit and honeysuckle -... The 2013 Haut Brion Blanc, which is a blend of 66% Sauvignon Blanc and 34% Semillon, has a more expressive bouquet than the 2013 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc, with mineral-rich citrus fruit, grapefruit and honeysuckle - all very vivacious. The palate is very well balanced, intense and exuberant with lanolin-tinged citrus fruit, dried pineapple, almond, sweet fig and a dash of lemongrass on the long finish. This is just a superb Haut Brion Blanc that should give two or three decades of pleasure. - Neal Martin
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2013

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.