2009 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc

La Mission Haut Brion Blanc

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Bright lemon yellow, superb white flowers and fresh dry herbs nose, marvellous lift and freshness despite evident ripeness, really well-defined depth and certainly the finest expression of (84%) Semillon in dry Bordeaux. Drink 2012-20

Score: 18.5-/20Decanter

An exquisite blend of 84% Semillon and 16% Sauvignon Blanc, this wine possesses a zesty crushed rock component intermixed with lemon butter, fig, white currant, quince and melons. Its steely backbone of acidity gives precision and zestiness to what is a full-bodied, powerful, concentrated dry white that should evolve for 20 or more years. Dec 2011, www.robertparker.com

Score: 96-/100Robert Parker

Subtle yet intense aromas of lemon pie, apple crumble and Brazilian lime follow through to a full body, with a dense concentration of fruit but an excellent backbone of acidity that turns to peaches and dried lemons on the finish

Score: 93-96/100Wine Spectator

Very stinky Sauvignon- like aromas despite the fact that it’s 84% Sémillon. Very perfumed and with lots of gras but strong grapefruit aromas. Then a little sudden on the finish. 13.9%

Score: 17.5-/20Jancis Robinson

Tasted at the chateau. A blend of 84% Semillon and 16% Sauvignon Blanc, this has quite a tight nose of apple-blossom, pear skin and honeysuckle. Moderate definition, just lacking a little lift. The palate is taut on the entry, with touches of green apple, linden, a hint of gooseberry, good acidity towards the citric finish but perhaps without the exuberance of a great vintage such as the 2007. Tasted March 2010

Score: 90-92/100Neal Martin
F+R Opinion
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Pessac Leognan
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