2009

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc

Previously known as Château Laville Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion is a wine for the initiated. This dry white wine expresses all the distinctive features of a Graves wine, specific to Sémillon grown on these renowned terroirs.

Tasting notes

After selling the estate’s white wine under the name of Château
la Mission Haut-Brion in the 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930 vintages,
the owners at the time, the Woltner family, decided to change the name to Laville Haut-Brion
after buying a small neighbouring estate called Clos Laville.
However, what could be more normal than calling
Château la Mission Haut-brion’s white wine
Château la Mission Haut-Brion blanc? So, that will be its name from now on,
starting with the 2009 vintage. The nose is intense
with fine mineral overtones.
The flavors spread out beautifully on the palate, revealing not only a fine texture,
richness, and lots of volume, but also freshness on the aftertaste, which contributes to
perfect balance and a beautiful long finish. The 2009 vintage is more opulent
than 2007 and more fresh than 1989, attaining a balance that is close to perfectio

The weather

The growing season began under a rainy sky in spring. Flowering was even and homogeneous thanks to warm temperatures and the absence of rain in late May/early June. July, August, and September were also very dry. In fact, 2009 was one of the driest vintages in recent years which meant that the grapes ripened perfectly. The harvest took place starting on the last day of August and lasted until the first week in October, under conditions that every winemaker dreams of, with the near total absence of precipitation. 

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From August 31st to September 10th

  • Blend

    Semillon: 84 % 
    Sauvignon : 16 % 

  • New barrels

    54%

  • Alcohol

    14%

  • Bottling date

    On June 29th 2010