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La Mission Haut Brion, Blanc (Pessac-Leognan), 2014

“The 2014 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc is a Sémillon dominated cuvee in 2014 and incorporates 28% Sauvignon Blanc, all brought up in barrel. It offers a rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied style, as well as a sensational sense of minerality and rockiness on both the nose and palate. Meyer lemons, green herbs, citrus, wood smoke, and mint are just some of the nuances here, and this beauty is perfectly balanced and layered, with integrated acidity and great finish.”
- Jeb Dunnuck (96 points)

“This is a big and powerful white with so much richness and excitement. It’s almost New World in character. Full-bodied, layered and juicy. Characters of dried pineapples, apples, apricots, lemons and then a touch of stones.”
- James Suckling (95-96 points)

“An intriguing flash of mint gives way quickly to white peach, tangerine, dried pineapple and singed macadamia nut notes. Rich, but a bitter orange hint streaks through the finish, imparting terrific cut. Still youthfully raw, but there’s more than enough energy and depth here for aging. Best from 2022 through 2032. 625 cases made.”
- Wine Spectator (95 points)

“The 2014 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc has a surprisingly strict bouquet that needed coaxing from the glass, eventually offering scents of Cornice pear, jasmine and honeysuckle. This is very subtle and clearly will need a few years in bottle, just like Laville Haut Brion demanded. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, a cheeky pinch of lemongrass enlivening the senses on the entry, quite a feral La Mission Haut Brion Blanc with the Sémillon fully in control on the lightly honeyed, spicy finish. It is a great La Mission Haut Brion, although I remain convinced that the 2014 Haut Brion Blanc has the class this year.”
- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (93 points)

“The 2014 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc is bright and finely cut in style. Lime peel, white flowers, mint and crushed rocks open up in a wine marked by tons of pure drive. The flavors literally bristle in the glass with brilliant energy. The blend is 72% Sémillon and 28% Sauvignon.”
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous (90-93 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D3634
Varietal: Bordeaux White Dry
Type: White
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: La Mission Haut Brion
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$795.00
Quantity
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$9,540.00
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D3634
Varietal: Bordeaux White Dry
Type: White
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: La Mission Haut Brion

Description

“The 2014 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc is a Sémillon dominated cuvee in 2014 and incorporates 28% Sauvignon Blanc, all brought up in barrel. It offers a rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied style, as well as a sensational sense of minerality and rockiness on both the nose and palate. Meyer lemons, green herbs, citrus, wood smoke, and mint are just some of the nuances here, and this beauty is perfectly balanced and layered, with integrated acidity and great finish.”
- Jeb Dunnuck (96 points)

“This is a big and powerful white with so much richness and excitement. It’s almost New World in character. Full-bodied, layered and juicy. Characters of dried pineapples, apples, apricots, lemons and then a touch of stones.”
- James Suckling (95-96 points)

“An intriguing flash of mint gives way quickly to white peach, tangerine, dried pineapple and singed macadamia nut notes. Rich, but a bitter orange hint streaks through the finish, imparting terrific cut. Still youthfully raw, but there’s more than enough energy and depth here for aging. Best from 2022 through 2032. 625 cases made.”
- Wine Spectator (95 points)

“The 2014 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc has a surprisingly strict bouquet that needed coaxing from the glass, eventually offering scents of Cornice pear, jasmine and honeysuckle. This is very subtle and clearly will need a few years in bottle, just like Laville Haut Brion demanded. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, a cheeky pinch of lemongrass enlivening the senses on the entry, quite a feral La Mission Haut Brion Blanc with the Sémillon fully in control on the lightly honeyed, spicy finish. It is a great La Mission Haut Brion, although I remain convinced that the 2014 Haut Brion Blanc has the class this year.”
- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (93 points)

“The 2014 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc is bright and finely cut in style. Lime peel, white flowers, mint and crushed rocks open up in a wine marked by tons of pure drive. The flavors literally bristle in the glass with brilliant energy. The blend is 72% Sémillon and 28% Sauvignon.”
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous (90-93 points)