1993 Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Leognan

SKU #950570 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Slightly superior to the sensational 1992 Haut-Brion-Blanc, the 1993 exhibits a flattering nose of oily, mineral-scented, ripe, honeyed fruit, full-bodied, super-concentrated flavors, admirable acidity, great vibrancy and delineation, and a rich, long, dry, refreshing finish. It is a rich Haut-Brion-Blanc with more aromatic complexity than the muscular and chewy 1992. These wines are almost ageless. (RP)  (12/1994)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Bristling with herbal, spicy gooseberry and apple flavors, bright and fragrant. Light in texture, elegant and delicately shaded with spicy oak. Polished, but zingy. (HS)  (4/1997)

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- Graves is the large red and white wine region located to the southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Garonne River. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the red wines from the area, while the whites are mixtures of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The most important area within the Graves is the village of Pessac-Leognan. Most of the great chateaux, including Haut Brion, a premier cru and the only wine outside of the Medoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, are located in this small appellation. Graves derives its name from the rocky, stony terrain of the region. Many people believe that the stony soil radiates the day's heat at night and thus makes the grapes ripen earlier than the other regions in Bordeaux.