2012 Chateau Haut-Brion, Blanc, Pessac-Leognan 12x750ml

RP96VM94+

HK$75,312 / Case

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UK Stock: ETA to HK address 10-16 weeks (air)
SKU: LXSIB101709220121200750 Categories: , , ,
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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker – 96

Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting. The 2012 Haut-Brion Blanc has an entrancing bouquet of honeysuckle, fresh pear and greengage that is beautifully defined and seamlessly enmeshed with the oak. The palate is well balanced with just a patina of new oak, smooth and harmonious, fine mineralite here with a spicy finish that leaves the tongue tingling. This is very well crafted and it will just get better and better. Yes, my drinking window does advise ten years in bottle, since in my experience only this and the late Laville Haut-Brion age so magnificently. Therefore, that score may well rise in the future if I am ever afforded a chance to re-taste this superb white Bordeaux. Tasted January 2016. [Neal Martin, 03/02/2016]

Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045

Vinous – 94+

The 2012 Haut-Brion Blanc is utterly captivating from the very first taste. An intensely mineral-infused bouquet makes a strong opening statement. Gunpowder, graphite, lemon oil, sage and mint open up with time in the glass. Rich and expansive on the palate, the 2012 possesses remarkable depth and nuance. It should drink well for several decades. Today, the 2012 is superb, but it should be even better in another few years. [Antonio Galloni, 01/01/2016]

Anticipated maturity: 2018-2032

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