The 2019 Haut-Brion Blanc is a regal white of uncommon complexity and nuance. Textured and resonant in feel, the 2019 saturates the palate with a host of citrus and mineral-drenched flavors. White pepper, chalk, mint and lifted floral overtones all develop in the glass, but it is the wine's textural resonance that stands out most. A thrilling white, the 2019 simply has it all. In a word: magnificent.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous (January 44000)Score: 97/100Drink 2024-2039
The 2019 Haut-Brion Blanc is cut from a different cloth to the La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc. Taciturn initially, it then delivers intense green apple, gooseberry, honeysuckle and grass clipping aromas that are extremely well delineated. The palate is magnificently balanced with just the right amount of salinity. It has slightly more energy than its aforementioned sibling. The finish is tensile and light spiced with a very persistent aftertaste. This is one of the best Haut-Brion Blanc that I have encountered out of barrel.
Neal Martin (January 43998)Score: 96/100Drink 2030-2075
Squeeze white peaches over crushed rocks, add flowers and yellow citrus and you have the recipe for the perfume here. The unique combination of luscious fruits and bracing acidities hits the spot. The endnote with all of its sweet, perfectly ripe lemons with an intriguing hint of mango goes on and on. The wine blends 64% Sauvignon Blanc with 36% Semillon, reaching 13.9% alcohol.
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider (January 43995)Score: 98/100
This is crazy quality. The depth and intensity is really something. It is so compact and powerful with such intensity and density. Energy. So structured. Full-bodied. Layered and superb. Like a great Montrachet from a great vintage, but so Haut Brion. Speechless. Perfect wine.
James Suckling (January 43993)Score: 100/100
This Haut-Brion 2019 Blanc is a blend of 64.4% Sauvignon Blanc and 35.6% Semillon, harvested from the 29th of August to the 9th of September. The estimated label alcohol degree is 14%. The nose is quite subdued to begin, soon unfurling to offer fragrant scents of orange blossoms, white peaches and lime cordial with hints of oyster shell, fresh ginger, pomelo and kumquat plus a suggestion of jasmine. The medium to full-bodied palate has a seducing hint of oiliness texturing the intense citrus and chalky layers, lifted by bold freshness and finishing with incredible length and perfume. Just stunning.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (January 43993)Score: 96-98/100
Aromatic, Sauvignon-led nose with fine, pink-grapefruit aromatics. Explosive palate, full-flavoured, round, gourmand but fresh. More flamboyant than La Mission. Lovely weight and persistence with a tangy, fresh finish. (JL)
Jancis Robinson MW (January 43987)Score: 17.5/20Drink 2023-2034
Clear difference in personality from La Mission Blanc, tons of rich texture, but more pulled together, with the Sauvignon making its mark. Feels poised at exactly the right level of ripeness, where there is so much flavour, it drips with citrus and nectarine alongside hints of green leaf and juice. One to savour, a brilliant Haut Brion Blanc with mouthwatering salinity on the finish.
Decanter (January 43983)Score: 97/100Drink 2021-2036