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Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2021 released En Primeur

  • Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2021 has been released at £5,820 per 12×75.
  • The wine has 95-97 points from Neal Martin.
  • The 2012, 2018 and 2019 vintages offer better value.

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2021 has been released at €480 per bottle ex-négociant, unchanged on the 2020’s opening price.

It is being offered by the international trade for £5,820 per 12×75. The 2012, 2018 and 2019 vintages look better value compared to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.

Critics’ scores

Today’s release was one of Neal Martin’s highest scored Bordeaux 2021 wines, with a barrel range of 95-97 points. In his tasting note for Vinous, Martin said that ‘this is more linear than Haut-Brion [Blanc] and stricter, yet the precision on the finish is a wonder to behold’.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) gave it 94-96 points and called it ‘a positively gorgeous wine by any measure’.

The wine received 93-95 points from William Kelley (The Wine Advocate) and Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent). Both critics remarked on the grapefruit notes and long finish.

The 2021 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc also boasts 95-96 points from James Suckling and 96 points from Jane Anson.

Fair Value analysis

Buyers looking for value might consider the 2019 and 2018 vintages, which are available below £5,000 per case.

The 2012 also looks attractive, offering bottle age and 96-98+ points from Robert Parker.

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.   

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