Chateau Haut Brion Blanc Pessac Leognan 1st Grand Cru Classe 2012
2012 Chateau Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac Leognan 1th Grand Cru Classe,750ml - This white Bordeaux is a rare gem, offering a complex array of flavors and aromas, from honey and citrus to toasted almond and vanilla. The palate is rich and full-bodied, with a long and elegant finish. A perfect wine for any special occasion.
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
Lemon lime, floral and mineral scents pair perfectly with fat, concentrated, fresh, lively layers of rich, lush, ripe, dense, sweet fruits, flowers and crushed stone. This is incredibly long, complex and vibrant.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting. The 2012 Haut-Brion Blanc has an entrancing bouquet of honeysuckle, fresh pear and greengage that is beautifully defined and seamlessly enmeshed with the oak. The palate is well balanced with just a patina of new oak, smooth and harmonious, fine mineralité here with a spicy finish that leaves the tongue tingling. This is very well crafted and it will just get better and better. Yes, my drinking window does advise ten years in bottle, since in my experience only this and the late Laville Haut-Brion age so magnificently. Therefore, that score may well rise in the future if I am ever afforded a chance to re-taste this superb white Bordeaux. Tasted January 2016. - Reviewed by Neal Martin