Château Haut-Brion Blanc

When we talk about the white wine of Château Haut-Brion, the first words that come to mind are uniqueness, excellence and richness. Château Haut-Brion white is an icon in the world of exceptional white wines. Bordeaux, too, can produce great white wines!

Tasting notes

The nose is concentrated, very expressive, and opulent with hints of pineapple,
white fruit, and elegant understated oak.
The Sauvignon Blanc comes through more than is usually the case.
The wine manages a subtle balancing act between richness
and power on the one hand, and brilliant, refreshing acidity on the other hand.
The aftertaste is impressively long and vigorous.

The weather

2013 was a veritable obstacle course for winegrowers. For a start, a rainy spring upset flowering, causing coulure and millerandage. Fungal diseases were nevertheless largely contained. Summer was warm and dry, although a heavy rainstorm in July with strong winds reduced the potential crop. The harvest took place later than usual, with alternating periods of sun and rain. Very rigorous sorting (both manual and with an optical sorting machine) meant that only fruit in good condition was retained. The weather conditions throughout the growing season led to a small crop, but modern winemaking techniques and close, expert attention guaranteed the quality of the wines.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From September 17th to 26th   

  • Blend

    Semillon: 34%
    Sauvignon: 66%

  • New barrels

    45 %

  • Alcohol

    13.5 % 

  • Bottling date

    On July 11th 2014