Château Haut-Brion Blanc
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.
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
From August 29th to September 12th
On July 17th 2001