2016 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc

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FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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La Mission Haut Brion Blanc 2016
+£361.00     (+6.31%) Latest price:  £6,084.00
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Average Score 93.93

This is dense like a Montrachet yet so minerally with crushed-stone undertones. Full-bodied, layered and powerful. A great glass of white wine. First time they used a majority of sauvignon blanc. Mar 2017, www.jamessuckling.com
Conditions were a little challenging for the Semillon this year, and the blend of the La Mission Haut-Brion 2016 Blanc is, unusually, dominated by Sauvignon Blanc (62.7%) with 37.3% Semillon. It reveals subtle notions of mandarin peel, fresh grapefruit and pineapple with touches of crushed rocks, white peaches and coriander seed. Medium-bodied, the palate has a racy line of freshness cutting through the vibrant citrus and tropical layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note. Considering the challenges, this is a very impressive result! Nov 2018, www.robertparker.com
Ripe yet crisp, this is a beautifully aromatic and well-balanced wine. Ample acidity complements an herbal character that comes from the Sauvignon Blanc, giving the wine tension and minerality. It is going to age well. Apr 2017, Roger Voss, www.wineenthusiast.com
They have the weight of expectation here, of course, with this wine known to be one of the greatest whites in Bordeaux, and you can feel the battle against the summer drought. It's still stunning though, riven with rich citrus, white pepper and soft grilled almonds, and it grips the sides of your mouth, keeping up the pace. This is the first time since it changed its name from Laville Haut-Brion where there is more Sauvignon Blanc than Sémillon, chosen because it helped to capture the freshness. 30% of the production went into this, 40% to Clarté, and a full 30% into Clarendelle. The blend is 62.7% Sauvignon Blanc and 37.3% Sémillon aged in 37% new oak. Apr 2017, www.decanter.com, Drink: 2019-2035
The La Mission Haut Brion 2016 Blanc is a blend of 62.7% Sauvignon Blanc and 37.3% Sémillon picked from 5-13 September. It has a crisp bouquet with kiwi, grapefruit and cold stone aromas, although it does not convey the vigor or complexity of the 2015, due to the lower proportion of Sémillon. The palate is well balanced with a pleasant texture; there is orange zest, lime, a touch of stem ginger and a very satisfying, quite persistent finish. It is a well-made La Mission Haut Brion Blanc that should give 10-20 years of drinking pleasure. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2020-2040
The 2016 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc is unusual in that it is the first vintage for this wine in which Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant variety. Ample and creamy on the palate, the 2016 offers plenty of depth and overall texture, but here those qualities are coming from the warm, dry weather that defined the final part of the growing season rather than the Sémillon that usually forms the majority of the blend. There is a level of immediacy in the citrus peel, white flower and sage flavors that is quite appealing. Above all else, the Blanc is more a wine of variety (specifically Sauvignon Blanc) than of place, as is the case with the Haut-Brion Blanc. Deputy managing director Jean-Philippe Delmas attributes that to the average age of the Sauvignon vines here, which is on average on the lower side. Apr 2017, www.vinous.com
The first vintage with a majority of Sauvignon Blanc. Thick and sweet and racy. Some wild notes. Very different from the old Laville Haut-Brion! Great tension. A halfway house with some ginger flavour. Apr 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2020-2025

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