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1998 Haut-Brion - Blanc

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LEOGNAN
  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51620-1998-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Offering complex aromas of apple, mango and vanilla that folow through to a full-bodied palate, with great fruit and a long, long finish, this delicious white Bordeaux is in a league of its own.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 1998 Haut-Brion-Blanc is a sensationally powerful wine with the texture of a grand cru Burgundy and the complexity afforded by the Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Very subtle, complex nose melds citrus scents, honeysuckle, butterscotch and coconut, plus a whiff of fresh herbs. Fat, thick and strong in extract; a waxy semillon quality and peach and citrus flavors give the mid-palate lovely sweetness. Very firmly structured, almost like a red wine. Very long finish features a repeating note of coconut.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2000
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Mike N296
  • Self | Rating: 83

    Corked
    Drink Dates: 2007-2011
    Author: gm
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Sherry like nose. The sharpness and brightness of the sav blanc was muted over time and the wine had a flavor reminiscent of flan. Simply amazing.
    Drink Dates: 2002-2020
    Author: Will M.
Since its founding in 1525, Chateau Haut-Brion has passed between many illustrious owners, including admirals, archbishops, and mayors of Bordeaux. In recent years, the estate has come under the ownership of Clarence Douglas Dillon, Ambassador of the United States in Paris and Minister of Finance under President John F. Kennedy, making it the only American-owned First Growth property. Currently, Dillon's granddaughter, the Duchesse de Mouchy, oversees Haut-Brion, among many others, under the public limited company of "Domaine Clarence Dillon."

Chateau Haut-Brion is also the only First Growth property from the 1855 Classification that lies outside of the Medoc and Sauternes. Located in Pessac, within the Graves region, just one mile from the city of Bordeaux, the wine of Chateau Haut-Brion is highly sought-after, landing it among the most expensive and prestigious wines in France. The estate vineyards, dominated by gravel and clay, are planted to both red and white varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc; and Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Haut-Brion is characterized by earthy scents, ripe fruit, tobacco and mineral, revealing aromas of chocolate and smoke and creating an elegant and harmonious wine that is highly structured, allowing it to age seamlessly.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 432 bottles owned
  • 55 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 55 collectors)