2018 Haut Brion Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
2018 Haut Brion Blanc
  • JS 99
  • JL 98
  • WS 98
  • WE 97
  • JD 97
  • DC 95
  • VN 95
  • JA 95
  • WA 94

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Reg: $950.00

$850.00

In Stock: 1 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 99
jamessuckling.com, March 2021
Opulent and perfumed for this great white in 2018, with lemon curd, cooked apple, lilac, lime flower, stone, rock and hints of sandalwood. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and compressed with layers of fruit that are...   Opulent and perfumed for this great white in 2018, with lemon curd, cooked apple, lilac, lime flower, stone, rock and hints of sandalwood. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and compressed with layers of fruit that are integrated and focused. Needs time to open and show its true greatness but stunning. Try after 2025.  
JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021
The perfume displays ripe lemon, grapefruit, green apples, waxy Meyer lemons, spice, honeysuckle and cut stone. On the palate, the wine is luscious, opulent, oily, deep and fresh, with a sensuously textured finish that...   The perfume displays ripe lemon, grapefruit, green apples, waxy Meyer lemons, spice, honeysuckle and cut stone. On the palate, the wine is luscious, opulent, oily, deep and fresh, with a sensuously textured finish that lingers, which is a good thing as you can sit with all that ripe citrus and stone for even longer. Made from a blend of 80.6% Sauvignon Blanc and 19.4% Semillon, this is the highest percentage of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend for Haut Brion Blanc. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2018+Haut+Brion+  
WS 98
Wine Spectator, March 2021
A stunner from first sip, as lemon shortbread and verbena notes lead off followed by a torrent of white peach, yellow apple, lime pith, honeysuckle and acacia notes. Racy, almost piercing minerality knifes through the...   A stunner from first sip, as lemon shortbread and verbena notes lead off followed by a torrent of white peach, yellow apple, lime pith, honeysuckle and acacia notes. Racy, almost piercing minerality knifes through the middle, adding a mouthwatering element, while the shortbread and verbena take a curtain on the finish, creating a beautiful balance of contrasts. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Best from 2022 through 2038. – JM  
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, April 2019
(95–97) Barrel Sample. This wine has opulence and concentration, with crisp flavors of ripe yellow fruits. There is so much going on in this impressive wine. It has benefited from the hot summer, yielding a ripe wine that...   (95–97) Barrel Sample. This wine has opulence and concentration, with crisp flavors of ripe yellow fruits. There is so much going on in this impressive wine. It has benefited from the hot summer, yielding a ripe wine that still manages to remain crisp and tight on the finish.  
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, March 2021
A Sauvignon Blanc-dominated release that includes just under 20% Sémillon, the 2018 Château Haut-Brion Blanc reveals a vivid light gold hue as well as gorgeous notes of crushed limes, white flowers, white grapefruit, and...   A Sauvignon Blanc-dominated release that includes just under 20% Sémillon, the 2018 Château Haut-Brion Blanc reveals a vivid light gold hue as well as gorgeous notes of crushed limes, white flowers, white grapefruit, and obvious crushed rock-like minerality. These carry to a medium to full-bodied white with flawless balance in its fruit, acidity, and alcohol, beautiful mid-palate depth, and an undeniable elegance and purity that's something to behold. It's not a powerful house, but it has a chiseled, elegant, incredibly long style that's going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for 20 years or more.  
DC 95
Decanter, April 2019
It may not quite have the high tension of the 2017 but this is a great white wine. It has wonderful grip and rich apricot fruit with high aromatics that keep up the pace right through the glass. It's extremely good...   It may not quite have the high tension of the 2017 but this is a great white wine. It has wonderful grip and rich apricot fruit with high aromatics that keep up the pace right through the glass. It's extremely good quality and very enjoyable, with real persistency. The juicy finish is full of citrus, lime, freshly cut herbs and slate, bringing tension and minerality. Harvested 27 August to 5 September. 3.37pH. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-haut-brion-pessac-leognan-1er-cru-classe-2018-29573#b3U5rKweEuu5V4Ux.99  
VN 95
Vinous, March 2021
The 2018 Haut-Brion Blanc has blossomed beautifully over the last two years. Rich and ample in feel, with superb richness, the Blanc is a knock-out. Everything is dialed up in the 2018 - the aromas, flavors and textures...   The 2018 Haut-Brion Blanc has blossomed beautifully over the last two years. Rich and ample in feel, with superb richness, the Blanc is a knock-out. Everything is dialed up in the 2018 - the aromas, flavors and textures are all so wonderfully expressive. Lemon confit, pear, marzipan, chamomile and gently spiced notes build as the 2018 continues to open in the glass. The 2018 is compelling. That's all there is to it. -- Antonio Galloni  
JA 95
janeanson.com, July 2021
After a summer as hot and dry as 2018, the almost biting Sauvignon Blanc character of the Haut-Brion Blanc is welcome, especially when given the gunsmoke edge that you find here. Plenty of depth and complexity, with white...   After a summer as hot and dry as 2018, the almost biting Sauvignon Blanc character of the Haut-Brion Blanc is welcome, especially when given the gunsmoke edge that you find here. Plenty of depth and complexity, with white pear, mango, pineapple, citrus and grilled almond that deepen as the wine opens. The Mission Haut-Brion Blanc could have been included here also, but I give the Haut-Brion Blanc the slight edge in this particular vintage. 50% new oak.  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021
(94+ points) The Haut-Brion 2018 Blanc is a blend of 80.6% Sauvignon Blanc and 19.4% Sémillon—this is the highest level of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend ever. Unsurprisingly, it needs a lot of air at this youthful stage...   (94+ points) The Haut-Brion 2018 Blanc is a blend of 80.6% Sauvignon Blanc and 19.4% Sémillon—this is the highest level of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend ever. Unsurprisingly, it needs a lot of air at this youthful stage, eventually unfurling bit by bit to offer subtle scents of lemon peel, fresh grapefruit, green mango and yuzu, with emerging suggestions of wet pebbles, struck flint, orange blossom and lime leaves with a waft of oyster shells. The medium to full-bodied palate has a gorgeous satiny texture and lovely freshness offsetting the intense stone and citrusy flavors, finishing long and layered. Give this a good 3-4 years to come around and drink it over the next 15 years or more. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.