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

Its colour now is a yellow with a bit of green giving off golden reflections.
The nose is extremely intense and dominated by citrus.
It is of an incredible richness and complexity with traces of
white peaches, honey, orange blossom and acacia.
This wine has an astounding structure, both broad and long.
Its body permits the wine to have a huge volume.
We find again in the mouth all the aromatic complexity of the nose.
The aromatic persistence at the finish is very impressive.
It is certainly one of the great Haut-Brion Blanc of these last years.

The weather

2005 will remain in our memories as a historically dry year. This characteristic showed up already in winter when an important deficit of humidity was noted. In spite of a wet month in April, rain remained scares right up to the vendanges. All year long the temperatures stayed on the high side.2005 had climatic conditions very similar to the legendary vintage of 1949. Because of these elements the vines were able to produce small grapes of an extraordinary concentration; that would be harvested in a perfect condition.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From August 24th  to 31st 

  • Blend

    Semillon: 48%
    Sauvignon: 52%

  • New barrels

    50 %

  • Alcohol

    14 %

  • Bottling date

    On July 11th 2006