1985 Château Laville Haut-Brion Blanc

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • hajoha wrote: (95 points)

    April 5, 2017 - Bordeaux 1985 horisontal (Oslo): Voks, litt støvete mineralitet, solmoden frukt og noen florale detaljer.
    Lekkert, og bare vokser med luft.
    Halvfet munnfølelse, svær konsentrasjon med ungdommelig frukt.
    Fresh og elegant sak.
    Gi denne 20 år til!
    En finish som varer en liten evighet. 95-96p

  • ove_stammrud wrote:

    December 26, 2016 - Lagvis kompleks nese. Fet duft med florale topp toner. En eng av hvite blomster i mai måned. Tørket aprikos, smørblomst, kandisert frukt, vanilje sukker, akasie honning, brennesle og krokan. Detaljert i munn, knusk tørr, godt med syre, lagvis kompleksitet med florale innslag. Medium fyldig. Lang nøttete utgang. Dør ikke av lenger lagring. Mer samlet etter luft i glasset.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (90 points)

    June 5, 2016 - Better on the nose, with its smoky, vanilla, butterscotch and lemony freshness, than on the palate, which while it showed density and a citrus character, it was a little listless in the finish. This bottle was good, but not great and definitely not worth the money. FWIW, I have tasted better examples of this in the past.

  • Bordeaux_Jon Likes this wine: (95 points)

    May 17, 2016 - This wine was really something. The nose started of with a major spice component, not pepper per se, but more baking spices. From there it developed stone fruit characteristics - apricot and nectarine - along with honey, caramel, and some white Rhone notes (hard for me to describe). While definitely showing some signs of oxidation, on this occasion, it added complexity rather than taking it away.

    The palate had a nice oily viscous aspect with a thickness on the way to Sauternes. There was good intensity but yet balance between the acidity, alcohol and fruit. Others noted a lot of minerality. While a great wine, I had recently had the 1985 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, which at a one third the price, was even better.

  • 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.

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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

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  • In Cellars 155 (79%)
  • Consumed 41 (21%)

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