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Château Haut-Brion Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 1997

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Chateau Haut Brion:
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under t... Read more
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under the great stewardship of the Pontac family the wine's reputation was for years represented by the name of this enlightened and well respected family-- Pontac wine. Eventually as its renown grew, the name of the Estate came to replace that of its owners. The notion of a Great Growth was born! We find the first written mention of the wine in the Diaries of Samuel Pepys. While visiting the Royal Oak Tavern in London on April 10, 1663 Pepys wrote "There I drank a sort of French wine called Ho-Bryan (sic) which hath a good and most particular taste which I never before encountered....." Read less

External Reviews for Château Haut-Brion Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
07/20/2010

91 Points - Tanzer"Lovely purity and delineation of flavor lively and intense. Finishes with ripe, very fine tannins and impressive persistence."90 Points - Wine Spectator"A stunningly gorgeous red. Beautiful aromas of licorice, berries and flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, succulent finish. Very fine indeed."


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/08/2010

Haut-Brion's 1997 is an unqualified success, and among the finest of the first-growths. The color is an opaque ruby/purple. The evolved nose offers up aromas of tar, tobacco, and sweet, jammy plum and black currant fruit. Medium-bodied, with exceptio... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Haut Brion 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Initially reticent nose opened quickly to reveal notes of citrus skin lanolin and coconut. Fatter richer more glyceral than its stablemate Laville Haut Brion with terrific sweetness and very good density. The citric notes repeat on the finish keeping the wine bright and firm. Outstanding potential. 89-92 points Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/29/2011

Initially reticent nose opened quickly to reveal notes of citrus skin, lanolin and coconut. Fatter, richer, more glyceral than its stablemate, Laville Haut Brion, with terrific sweetness and very good density. The citric notes repeat on the finish, k... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Haut Brion Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/03/2011

This dark ruby/plum-colored wine offers a big, spicy, tobacco leaf, and black fruit-scented nose, lots of structure and tannin, good depth, medium body, and enough accessibility to be consumed now (al... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

91 Points - TanzerLovely purity and delineation of flavor lively and intense. Finishes with ripe, very fine tannins and impressive persistence.90 Points - Wine SpectatorA stunningly gorgeous re



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