Chateau Haut Brion Blanc Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe 2015
2015 Chateau Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe,750ml - A wine of exceptional quality, this white Bordeaux is rich and complex, with layers of flavor and aroma that unfold with each sip. The nose is dominated by notes of honey, toasted almond, and citrus, while the palate is full-bodied and silky, with a long and lingering finish. A true masterpiece.
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
With a depth of flavor, you find multiple layers of juicy, fresh, pomelo, green apple, honeysuckle, crushed rocks and ripe pears. It is hard to say if it is the purity, length, complexity or richness which knocks me out the most. The wine impossibly hard to find, and incredibly expensive, but for wine lovers without a budget, this is the equal of just about any great white wine in the world.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
Composed of 69% Sauvignon Blanc and 31% Semillon, the Haut-Brion 2015 Blanc simply sings with melodious notes of ripe Bosc pears, Golden Delicious apple slices, fresh pineapple and honeyed apricots, providing a highly emotive leitmotif of chalk dust, yuzu zest, shaved almonds and beeswax not to mention the faintest tone of pure lime blossom. The medium to full-bodied palate contributes a compelling steeliness to all those incredible layers, plus a fantastic frame of freshness, finishing with multifaceted mineral and citrus accents. The many tightly wound nuances here as well as the built-like-a-brick-house structure promise to greatly reward the patient over the next 25+ years. Trust me, lovers of this style will be kicking themselves if they don’t purchase a few bottles of this amazing vintage while they can. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown