White

1985 Château Laville Haut-Brion Blanc

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • DrinkBordeaux wrote: (93 points)

    June 26, 2015 - Pessac-Léognan Tasting at Wine Watch: Don't give up on this -- at first appeared oxidized, but this completely went away after 30 minutes in the glass. Nose then became much sweeter...lemon curd, honeysuckle, mineral, sherry, and brown sugar. Medium length on the finish with bright acidity. Would drink soon if you have this, but it was very enjoyable tonight.

  • PinkMoonWinery Likes this wine: (90 points)

    July 24, 2013 - Vanilla, Mirabelles, lemon, some plastic, oysters, salt. A hint of minerals. Very good but needs to be drunk up.

  • ginfizz wrote: (92 points)

    April 19, 2013 - First time with an old Graves. Citrus on nose, fennel, wax, grapefruit, then turning to old semillon/sauv blanc like an old Sauternes. Palate clean, fresh and zippy, but not dense. Needed time to open up and round out. Interesting.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (93 points)

    August 14, 2012 - 1985 Laville Haut Brion Blanc offered a beautiful, complex perfume filled with honey, floral, mineral, vanilla, citrus rind and lemon. Round, voluptuous and plush, this fully mature, white Bordeaux wine ends with a fresh, zesty, lemon finish.

  • Prioryraf Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 17, 2012 - Clean lemon yellow, complex mature nose 70 semillon 27 Sauvignon

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2015, Issue #55, Château La Mission Haut-Brion One of the Graves’ Greatest Estates- Changing For the Better?

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1985
  • Type White
  • Producer Château Laville Haut-Brion
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan
  • UPC Code 087000340237

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 124 (83%)
  • Consumed 26 (17%)

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