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

Fruit aromas gain the upper hand over floral notes.
At first, ripe Sauvignon dominates, through fresh mint with a touch of anise,
telltale musk emboldened with suggestions of almonds
and hazelnuts ever so slightly caressed with praline.
But floral cadences are still present: those of the vine itself,
all in delicacy and finesse, but mint,
elder flower and linden are also easily distinguished.
The wine offers a plump yet elegant structure,
mellow and very complex. Aromas typical of the
best dessert wines are also revealed:
toasted almonds, with a hint of incense and beeswax.
Exceptionally long finish.


The weather

A mild start to the year, a very wet, hot spring, followed by a dry, scorching summer: such were the weather features of this year, which has become legendary both through its date and the quality of wine produced. Temperature records were broken: 1.5°C above average over the twelve months – a massive difference. September, hot and dry, followed suit, allowing harvesting to take place in the best possible conditions.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From August 29th to September 12th    

  • Blend

    Semillon: 57%
    Sauvignon: 43%

  • New barrels

    45 %

  • Alcohol

    13.5 %  

  • Bottling date

    On July 17th 2001