2012-Chateau Haut-Brion Blanc
Premier Grand Cru Classe, Graves, Bordeaux, France
One of the most admired and exclusive white wines in the world, this masterpiece may achieve legendary status in coming decades. The blend of Sauvignon Blanc (citrus and floral notes) and Semillon (plum, nectarine and white peach notes) become seductively alluring to all the cranial senses after the mandatory hour of decanting. The river pebbles strewn vineyards imparts a crisp minerality that provide a glorious counterpoint to the silky texture. Wine writers heaped mounds of praise early on. Some were extolling it as a “real wine of the century” for its perfect proportions and vibrant expression of opulence with real class. A stunning partner to rich seafood, white meat of poultry and veal dishes. Serve slightly chilled after 1 hour of decanting. Best 2019 – 2031.