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Haut Brion Pessac Leognan Blanc 1995

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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

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11/13/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Haut Brion Pessac Leognan Blanc

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 1995 opens in the glass, but it lacks the profound concentration and expressiveness found in the greatest vintages of this wine. The healthy dark ruby/purple color is followed by toasty, lead pencil, roasted herb, and black fruit aromas. Medium-b... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/16/2011

Emerging from a very backward state, the 1995 La Mission has a dense ruby/purple color to the rim. Its nose of smoke, sweet charred earth intermixed with black currant and blueberry as well as mineral is beginning to gain intensity. In the mouth this... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/13/2011

This is always a quintessential, elegant style of Graves that ages beautifully. The 1995 is as elegant and pure as the 1994, but not as concentrated. With medium body, a spicy, sweet, berry perfume, and a moderately tannic finish, it will need 4-5 ye... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Haut Bailly 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/21/2011

In this vintage, the Haut-Brion blanc contained less Semillon because Jean Delmas thought the drought had negatively impacted this varietal more than Sauvignon. Consequently, the 1995 is less grandiose in its proportions, but still one of the two bes... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Haut Brion Blanc 750ml



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