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

Intense, fruity nose where the notes of ripe Sauvignon mingle with the power
of the Semillon and leave impressions, (even before tasting),
of denseness and white fruit, like peaches and apples.
In the mouth it is long and silky.
It gives an impression of a remarkable balance.
This will be a very great Haut-Brion blanc.

The weather

A rainy and cool spring impeded vine growth and meant a late start for blossoms. In addition, a relatively cold and slightly moist August slowed the ripening of grapes. With the harvest period beginning about ten days after the date selected the previous year, 2008 was therefore a rather late vintage. In such a case, the behavior of the vine depends on the quality of the soil but also to a great extent on the winegrower’s expertise and the hours of labor expended by personnel in the vineyard, before the harvest. Those two conditions for success were present at our Estates, 2008 proved an exceptional year for the quality of our white wines.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From September 8th to 18th 

  • Blend

    Semillon: 55%
    Sauvignon: 45%

  • New barrels

    40 %

  • Alcohol

    14 %

  • Bottling date

    On July 7th 2009