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Chateau Haut-Brion blanc 2004 Pessac-Leognan 1er Grand Cru

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1st Classified Growth in 1855

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2004 was a dry year overall in Bordeaux. After a homogeneous flowering thanks to a beautiful month of June, the summer turned out to be mostly hot and sunny. The efforts of the technical teams combined with a very nice month of September allowed us to harvest grapes of very high oenological quality.

Blend of the 2004 vintage : 51% Sauvignon blanc, 49% Sémillon

It has a golden yellow color, with very beautiful bright reflections and straw color.

The nose offers freshness and complexity, with notes of dried apricot, dried flowers and peppery spices, and a hint of nutmeg.

The palate offers plenty of freshness and great balance, with salivating acidic tension and flavors of dried fruit and honey. Still fat and unctuous, it blooms on a long, lively finish. What a nectar.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Haut-Brion white 2004 can accompany many fish and white meat dishes. It will go equally well with scallops in a perfumed cream sauce, grilled lobster, Saint-Pierre or Turbot.

It can also go very well with poularde with truffles, sweetbreads in cream sauce or veal orloff.

With cheese, choose Selles-sur-cher, Ossau-Iraty or Pouligny-Saint-Pierre.

Finish it off with a pear charlotte, a lemon pie or a dessert.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Château Haut-Brion 2004 is ready to be enjoyed now. To do so, take care to place the bottle in the serving room at room temperature and open it 30 minutes before tasting.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

Size : 750ml
Appellation : Pessac-Leognan
Vintage : 2004
Color : White
Classification : 1st Classified Growth

This wine estate Château Haut-Brion dates back to 1525 and it was in 1550 that its owner built the north wing.

The vineyard spreads on a gravelly soil on a sandy-clay base.

The vineyard has a surface area of 51 hectares (48 hectares for red and 3 hectares for white), with an average age of 40 years old for reds and 30 years old for whites. Production amounts to 160 barrels per year for red and 9 barrels for white depending on the year, which is 192.000 bottles for red and 11.000 bottles for white, and an average yield per hectare of 3.000 litres for red and 2.800 for white.

Grape varieties for red : Cabernet Sauvignon 44%, Merlot Noir 42 % et Cabernet Franc 14 %.

Grape varieties for white : Sémillon 52%, Sauvignon 47% et Petit Verdot 1%.

The whole harvest is done by hand and the wine is entirely mature in barrels of which 70 to 100% in new barrels depending on the year for 12 months for white and 18 months for red before being bottled.

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