Bright straw-yellow. Mandarin orange, pear, vanilla and licorice aromas are lifted by a hint of ginger on the nose. Supple, sweet and succulent on the palate, with rich, ripe citrus, peach and mineral flavors nicely perked up by harmonious acidity. Very complex wine, finishing bright and clean, with outstanding building persistence.
Robert Parker 94
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Haut Brion Blanc 2010 is very closed on the nose and demands coaxing, eventually offering taut, malic, green apple, gooseberry and grass clipping aromas – very Sauvignon Blanc (which constitutes 54% of the blend.) The palate is well balanced with good weight and acidity, a pleasing rounded texture in the mouth offset by a keen thread of acidity. There is a tang of shaved ginger right on the finish. This is a fine Haut-Brion Blanc, though there are other white Bordeaux of equal quality. Tasted January 2014.