Wine Chateau Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Leognan AOC 1-er Grand Cru Classe, 2008
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Reviews of purchase Chateau Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Leognan AOC 1-er Grand Cru Classe, 2008
Wine golden straw color.
Full-bodied, rounded, incredibly rich in flavor with balanced acidity and a great surprise long finish with delicate notes of lemon and subtle mineral tones.
Wine with a rich aroma, which shades of pineapple, citrus, coconut and honey tones complemented by subtle hints of cream and mineral nuances.
Château Haut-Brion perfectly with grilled oily fish, lobster, crab meat, baked pork.
Agriculture Chateau Haut Briyon is one of the oldest in the Pessac-Leonyane and traces its history to 1550. That year, Jean de Pontak built here his ancestral castle, and later created some of the most exquisite wines, which was a big fan of Earl Richelieu, as well as members of the royal family. Today, Château Haut-Brion is part of the so-called "Great Five" top Bordeaux producers, together with Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour and Chateau Margaux, and its wines and to this day on the classification of Bordeaux in 1855 are the highest category wines - Premier Grand Cru Classe. Vines cultivated in the territory of the chateau has a minimum period of six centuries. Vineyards, total area of 46 hectares, located on typical for this appellasona deep (about 15 meters) gravel soils containing quartz and pebbles. White varieties occupy an area of 2.7 hectares. Stocking density - 8000 vines / ha. The average age of the vines - 35 years.
White Château Haut-Brion Robert Parker called the Rolls-Royce in the world of white wine, and it really deserves this title. Created from approximately equal parts of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, this elegant wine embodies the characteristic of the 19th century point of view, when dry wines had to have a light sweetness and fragrant aromas of sweet wines. Château Haut-Brion has excellent balance, in which the acidity perfectly balanced with the sweetness of fruit colors and softness Semillon complemented by fresh notes of Sauvignon Blanc.
Château Haut-Brion 2008 is considered to be a very good vintage. Like many wine appellation of Pessac Leognan,, Chateau Haut Briyon 2008 can develop for a long time in the bottle, revealing all the new faces of flavor and aroma until the 2038-2043 year.