2018 Haut Brion Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
2018 Haut Brion Blanc
  • JL 98
  • WE 97
  • JS 96
  • WA 96
  • JD 96
  • DC 95
  • VN 94

Reg: $875.00

$815.00

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Pre-Arrival: 2 btls
ETA: Oct. 2021

Reg: $875.00

$815.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 2 btls
ETA: Oct. 2021

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JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2019
Floral with a strong note of pomelo, Meyer lemon and wax, the wine is sweet, juicy and even a bit honeyed. The large percentage of Sauvignon in the blend offers the pop you need. Made from a blend of 80.6% Sauvignon Blanc...   Floral with a strong note of pomelo, Meyer lemon and wax, the wine is sweet, juicy and even a bit honeyed. The large percentage of Sauvignon in the blend offers the pop you need. 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+Blanc+  
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.  
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, April 2019
(95-96) A dense and ripe white with sliced apples and pineapple and hints of cooked lemons. Round and velvety texture. Flavorful finish. Shows intensity and richness.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
(94 - 96)+ The Haut-Brion 2018 Blanc is composed of 80.6% Sauvignon Blanc and 19.4% Sémillon, harvested August 27 to September 5—this is the highest level of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend ever. It comes sashaying out of...   (94 - 96)+ The Haut-Brion 2018 Blanc is composed of 80.6% Sauvignon Blanc and 19.4% Sémillon, harvested August 27 to September 5—this is the highest level of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend ever. It comes sashaying out of the glass with flamboyant notions of warm pineapple, passion fruit, lime cordial and lemongrass and hints of dried mandarin peel, peach blossoms, wild thyme and wet pebbles plus a waft of dill seed. Full-bodied and profoundly fruited in the mouth, the silky, vivacious frame has a lot of intense tropical notions and yet is jam-packed with delicate nuances, finishing with great length and a lot of emerging mineral and citrus layers. Big and beautiful.- LPB  
JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, May 2019
(94-96+) More Sauvignon-dominated (there's 19.4% Sémillon), the 2018 Haut-Brion Blanc is up with the crème de la crème of the vintage and has both richness and freshness. Tart pineapple, citrus blossom, hints of orange...   (94-96+) More Sauvignon-dominated (there's 19.4% Sémillon), the 2018 Haut-Brion Blanc is up with the crème de la crème of the vintage and has both richness and freshness. Tart pineapple, citrus blossom, hints of orange blossom, and crushed rock-like characteristics all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, elegant white that has plenty of oomph on the mid-palate, bright acidity, and a great, great finish. It’s another thrilling wine from this estate as well as one of the top whites in the vintage.  
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 94
Vinous, November 2019
(VN 92-94 points) The 2018 Haut-Brion Blanc was picked 27 August to 5 September matured in 50% new oak. Strangely it reminds me more of La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc on the nose: candlewax, pressed white flower and a touch...   (VN 92-94 points) The 2018 Haut-Brion Blanc was picked 27 August to 5 September matured in 50% new oak. Strangely it reminds me more of La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc on the nose: candlewax, pressed white flower and a touch of Provençal herbs, well defined and gaining in intensity. The palate is well balanced with orange rind, dried apricots and a touch of quince on the entry, good depth if (like other white Bordeaux) missing a little precision on the finish compared to the previous vintage. -- Neal Martin  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML