2021 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc

Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JL 98 VN 97 JS 96 JA 96 JD 96 DC 95 WA 95
JL 98

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

It takes no time at all to be reeled in here, starting with the nose. Crushed rocks, lemon verbena, flowers, pears, green apples, pears and tangerine rind pack the perfume. As good as the nose is, the palate is equal to...
VN 97

Vinous, May 2022

(VN 95-97 points) The 2021 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has a much more nuanced bouquet than the Haut-Brion Blanc this year with scents of Japanese yuzu, crushed stone, apple blossom and a touch of elderflower. The palate...
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 95-96 points) Peach and waxed-lemon character here. Some fennel and aniseed, too. Very fresh. Medium to full body with a round, creamy palate. A little closed for now at the end. 55.2% semillon and 44.8% sauvignon.
JA 96

janeanson.com, April 2022

This is fleshy and thrilling, with white apricot, slate, gunsmoke and mandarin zest. Good structure also, pretty closed right now, with touches of reduction and a juicy mouthwatering finish. Lower Sémillon than usual...
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

(JD 94-96 points) The 2021 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc is a powerful, medium to full-bodied beauty with straight racy acidity as well as beautiful notes of tart melon, chalky minerality, charcoal, and white...
DC 95

Decanter, April 2022

White chocolate, satsuma, lemon peel, peach and white flowers on the nose. So much intensity on the palate but in the purity of detail so you get the expansive flavour, succulent lemon and orange, zest grapefruit, crisp...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

(WA 93-95 points) Aromas of crisp orchard fruit, grapefruit oil, white flowers, pastry cream and freshly baked bread preface the 2021 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc, a medium to full-bodied, ample and incisive wine that's...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

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.

Introducing the 2021 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc, a Bordeaux Blanc that showcases the elegance and finesse of white wines from the renowned Pessac Leognan region in Bordeaux, France. This exquisite white wine is produced by the esteemed La Mission Haut Brion winery, known for their commitment to crafting exceptional wines that embody the unique terroir of Bordeaux.

In the glass, this wine displays a pale golden hue that shimmers with brilliance, inviting you to explore its complex aromas. The nose is greeted with a symphony of crisp orchard fruit, grapefruit oil, white flowers, pastry cream, and freshly baked bread. Each element harmoniously intertwines, creating an intoxicating bouquet that captivates the senses.

On the palate, the 2021 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc reveals itself as a medium to full-bodied wine with a satiny and chiseled texture. The initial impression is one of ample richness, followed by a refreshing acidity that adds vibrancy to the wine. Flavors of white apricot, slate, gunsmoke, mandarin zest, and a touch of reduction tantalize the taste buds. The mouthwatering finish leaves a lasting impression, driven by a pronounced mineral character that lingers on the palate.

This vintage of La Mission Haut Brion Blanc is a blend of 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon. The picking took place from September 3rd to September 10th, resulting in grapes that were perfectly ripe and brimming with flavor. The wine was aged in 53% new barrels, contributing to its depth and complexity.

Renowned wine critics have lauded the 2021 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc, with scores ranging from 95 to 98 points. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate praises the wine for its incisive nature and long, mineral finish. Jane Anson commends its fleshy and thrilling qualities, while Jeff Leve describes it as one of the best vintages of La Mission Haut Brion Blanc ever produced.

This wine is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of La Mission Haut Brion. It is a wine that demands attention, a wine that speaks of the unique terroir of Bordeaux and the dedication of its producers. The 2021 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc is a treasure to be savored and celebrated, a wine that will undoubtedly age gracefully for decades to come.