Haut-Brion Blanc 2020 En Primeur: “Excellent”

  • “A wine of extraordinary precision and nuance,” says Antonio Galloni.
  • The wine has been released internationally at £7,200 (12×75).
  • The 2019 presents a compelling Fair Value alternative.

The 2020 Château Haut-Brion Blanc has been released for €600 per bottle ex-négociant.

The wine is being offered by the international trade for £7,200 per 12×75, 7.1% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.

More affordable back vintages that offer good value for money include 2019 and 2017. See more Fair Value analysis below.

Critical opinion

The 2020 Haut-Brion Blanc received 94-96 points from Antonio Galloni and Neal Martin at Vinous.

“Weightless and nuanced, Haut-Brion Blanc is so striking,” said Galloni. Martin found it “excellent”, explaining that he noticed more “mineralité and tension on the finish” than in La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc.

James Suckling gave it 97-98 and revealed that the typical 50/50 blend was instead “72% Sauvignon and 28% Semillon” this year.

Jane Anson (Decanter) awarded it 96-points and added that the wine had, “Sauvignon-dominant flavours and aromatics of rosemary, mint, turmeric, lime blossom and steely citrus”.

Fair Value

The 2020 costs less than almost all vintages pre-2015 (bar 2008) but sits slightly above the most recent years.

The 2019 has one point more from Neal Martin and is the most affordable Haut-Brion Blanc of the lot.

The 2010 has the highest Benchmark Critic score of 98-points from Robert Parker and costs 10.9% more than today’s release.

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