2021 chateau la mission haut-brion, blanc, pessac-leognan
Why We're Buying
There are only five first growth wines in Bordeaux. Only one of them produces wine from Pessac-Léognan. The historic appellation serves as the modern-day benchmark for Bordeaux blends and reinforces what makes Château Laville Haut-Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Leognan a colossus in the industry. According to Wine-Searcher.com, this gem ranks as the second highest-priced white wine in the region. It also garnered the elusive three-star rating from Le Guide Hachette des Vins in 2018.
The 2021 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has a much more nuanced bouquet than the Haut-Brion Blanc this year with scents of Japanese yuzu, crushed stone, apple blossom and a touch of elderflower. The palate is very well balanced with a fine line of acidity, taut and fresh, vibrant and focused. This is more linear than the Haut-Brion and stricter, yet the precision on the finish is a wonder to behold. Fabulous. –Neal Martin Barrel Sample: 95-97