Château La Mission Haut Brion (White)

WHY BUY IT ?

  • The owner of the Mission Haut-Brion also owns a Premier Grand Cru Classé from 1855 (Haut-Brion)
  • In 25 years, the Dilon family has managed to make this wine, an exception that can be considered one of the very Great Classified Growths of 1855
  • Renovations and recent constructions within the vineyard and the castle which allowed to sublimate this wine
  • A mythical wine of Pessac Léognan

Mission, as it is known in Bordeaux, owes its history to a religious congregation founded in the seventeenth century. The vineyards Clarence Dillon, owner of Château Haut Brion, bought this famous vineyard in 1983. Although they are neighbors, these two wines have totally different styles. Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc is an insider’s wine as its production is extremely limited.

With nearly 85% Sémillon, 14% Sauvignon Blanc and a pinch of Muscadelle, it is also unique, on a serious terroir. In his youth, he has the characteristics of a great Gewurztraminer. With time, he changes his Alsatian dress for the amber of the great Sauternes wines. This dry white wine then expresses all the peculiarities of a great sweet wine of grape specific to semillon cultivated on famous terroirs.In 2007, new cellars of high technology, a tasting room, a bottling center and a space Advanced storage is created. Returning to Frontenac’s quarry, the stone was extracted to build a winery that could well be described as a modern cathedral of wine. In 25 years, the Dillon family has put forward all the technical strengths of this wine, from its vineyard to offer on the tables of the whole world, a glimmer of paradise.

At the tasting, we discover a really unique nectar, knowing how to combine the greediness of a great sweet and the aromatic finesse of the largest dry Bordeaux. One of the greatest white wines in the world.

Their Team

  • Owner: Domaine Clarence Dillon SA
  • Chief Executive Officer: Duchess de MOUCHY
  • Chief Executive Officer: Prince ROBERT DE LUXEMBOURG
  • Chief Operating Officer: Jean-Philippe DELMAS
  • Head of culture: Pascal BARATIE
  • Oenologist and cellar master: Jean-Philippe MASCLEF

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