2010

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

Pale yellow colour with lively green highlights.
The initial impression on the nose is somewhat reserved,
but its tremendous intensity develops with aeration.
The wine has a marked mineral character on the palate, with hints of flint and graphite.
It is full-bodied and long on the palate, with a firm backbone thanks to good acidity.
Its aromatic aftertaste seems to go on forever!
2010 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has all
the characteristics of an elegant wine with excellent ageing potential. 

The weather

A dry year with an arid summer. The weather during the growing season, from early April to late September, was the driest since 1949. This water deficit caused dehydration in the vines, concentrating the grape juice and producing the highest values ever measured, particularly in terms of sugar content. A dry year with an arid summer. The weather during the growing season, from early April to late September, was the driest since 1949. This water deficit caused dehydration in the vines, concentrating the grape juice and producing the highest values ever measured, particularly in terms of sugar content.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 2nd to 10th  

  • Blend

    Semillon: 81 %
    Sauvignon: 19 %.

  • New barrels

    47%

  • Alcohol

    14.5%

  • Bottling date

    On July 7th  2011