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Château Haut-Brion Blanc 2002

Bordeaux - Pessac-Léognan - 1er Grand Cru Classé - Château Haut-Brion

1st Classified Growth in 1855

$920.86
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Sauvignon Blanc 78%
Semillon 22%
Château Haut-Brion

Château Haut-Brion

The Château Haut-Brion enjoys a reputation that goes back centuries, a model of longevity and excellence resulting from an exceptional terroir. The first traces of Domaine date back to 1525, when Jean de Pontac, a notable member of parliament in Bordeaux, received it by marriage and began building Château in 1549, at the same time increasing the size of the vineyard.

Served at the tables of the kings of England, as attested by a 1660 archive, Château was the first to appear under its cru name, "Ho Bryan", as Samuel Pepys, a member of the English Parliament, put it in his diary in 1663.

In the famous 1855 classification, Château Haut-Brion was the only Domaine from the Graves region to appear, as the 1st Grand Cru Classé, sharing this distinction with four Domaines: Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Margaux, Château Latour as well as Château Mouton Rothschild since 1973.

Bought in 1935 by American banker Clarence Dillon and run today by his descendant, Prince Robert du Luxembourg, Château Haut-Brion is based on a 51-hectare gravel vineyard: 48ha in red dedicated to the production of the grand vin and Second vin, Clarence de Haut-Brion (44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 12% Cabernet franc and 2% Petit Verdot), and 3ha in white dedicated to the production of the grand vin blanc Sec (52% Sémillon and 47% Sauvignon blanc).

The grand vin rouge of Château Haut-Brion is a wine of extraordinary intensity, complexity and velvety power. As for the white wine it produces, it is reputed to be Sec de Bordeaux's greatest white wine, mineral and unctuous.

Critics Château Haut-Brion Blanc 2002.

Jancis Robinson
18/20

Description Château Haut-Brion Blanc 2002.

The 2002 vintage in the Bordeaux vineyards was a very dry year, although some rainfall provided the vines with the water they needed. The summer was rather cool, but the beautiful conditions of September became ideal for the harvest of the white grapes, with warm and sunny days.

Blend of the 2002 vintage : 78% Sauvignon blanc, 22% Sémillon

It has a well evolved straw yellow and old gold color, very bright.

The nose reveals intense hints of dried fruit, orange blossom and melon, followed by boxwood, nutmeg and white pepper.

On the palate, it is breathtaking, showing an almost caressing touch in the attack, before revealing a beautiful aromatic intensity and much freshness. Sweet spices, quince and cooked fruit are found throughout, and the long finish majestically concludes this great Graves white wine.

Food and wine pairing :

Château Haut-Brion white 2002 can be paired with different types of dishes. It will accompany the most noble fish dishes, such as scallops with perfumed cream, grilled lobster, Saint-Pierre or Turbot.

It can also go very well with poularde with truffles, sweetbreads in cream sauce or veal orloff.

With cheese, choose Selles-sur-cher, Ossau-Iraty or Pouligny-Saint-Pierre.

Finish it off with a pear charlotte, a lemon pie or a dessert.

Ageing potential and tasting:

Château Haut-Brion white 2002 is ready to be enjoyed now. To do so, take care to place the bottle in the serving room at room temperature and open it 30 minutes before tasting.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

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