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2005 Ch Laville Haut Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl
05A5LAHB _ 2005 - Ch Laville Haut Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl
  • Colour White
  • Producer Château Laville Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Drinking 2010 - 2035
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2005 - Ch Laville Haut Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl

  • Colour White
  • Producer Château Laville Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Drinking 2010 - 2035
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £2,912.47 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £242.70 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £2,395.00 In Bond
Please note: This wine is available for immediate delivery.
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  • Goedhuis, April 2006, Score: 92-95

    The 2005 Laville Haut Brion exudes notes of minerals, confit orange and fresh pineapple. It is fresh, tight and delicate on the palate. Extraordinarily pure and focused. Drink 2009 - 2020+.

  • Robert Parker, April 2008, Score: 94+

    A sensational example of Laville, the light green/gold-hued 2005 offers up a superb bouquet of spring flower blossoms, melted wax, honeysuckle, caramel, ripe citrus, and a subtle hint of smoke. This superb, full-bodied, fabulously concentrated white should have 40 years of longevity.

  • Robert Parker, April 2007, Score: 92+

    2005 is an excellent vintage possessing high acidity as well as impressive levels of weight, richness, and texture.

  • Robert Parker, April 2007, Score: 92+

    2005 is an excellent vintage possessing high acidity as well as impressive levels of weight, richness, and texture.

Producer

Château Laville Haut-Brion

A direct competitor of Haut Brion Blanc for those who prefer a lighter, more refined touch. Unlike Haut Brion, white wine is its speciality - no reds are made at this highly sought after château. This property was renamed La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc from the 2009 vintage onwards.

Region

Pessac-Léognan

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.