Haut Brion Blanc 1995 (375ml)
Type: White Wine Volume: 375ml
Winery: Chateau Haut Brion
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: Pessac Leognan
Grapes Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon
Classification: Production: 650 cases
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
AG93 Exotic aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, and coconut oil, plus a petrolly suggestion of terroir Lush, thick and glyceral, with the lanolin quality shown by this wine in ripe years. Large-scaled and very rich; this really exploded with aeration. Finishes with superb persistence and great sweetness, with the alcohol more thoroughly buffered than in the '96. I underrated this wine during its early days in the barrel.
RP92 In this vintage, the Haut-Brion blanc contained less Semillon because Jean Delmas thought the drought had negatively impacted this varietal more than Sauvignon. Consequently, the 1995 is less grandiose in its proportions, but still one of the two best dry white Graves of the vintage. The wine possesses a light gold color and a citrusy, honeyed nose with subtle toasty oak. It is medium-bodied, with exquisite concentration and delineation. This beautifully pure wine can be expected to close down and not re-emerge from its dormant stage for a decade. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. Last tasted 11/97.
WS92 Haut-Brion always does it right. This enticing white Bordeauxshows full body, medium acidity and is simply brimming with gorgeous aromas and flavors of coconut, lemon, and papaya. Long vanilla and apple pie aftertaste complete the package. Drink now through 2010. 650 cases made.