Il naso del vino bianco Mission Haut-Brion 2012 è complesso con note floreali e di frutti a polpa bianca. Gli agrumi si amalgamano alla pesca, alla mandorla e ai fiori di acacia. L'attacco è morbido e ampio e la sua freschezza lo rende un vino facilmente bevibile. Questo Pessac-Léognan risulta grasso e vigoroso. Senza dubbio una bella annata.
Parker : 94+ / 100 J. Suckling : 96 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting. The 2012 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has a very intense Sauvignon Blanc nose offering gooseberry, kiwi fruit and smoky scents, although it does not seem to possess the complexity of the Malartic-Lagravière Blanc. The palate is balanced with a smooth entry, quite phenolic compared to its peers with a waxy, almost honeyed finish that feels creamy and yet needs to muster more complexity. I suspect this is just entering a dumb phase (just like Laville Haut-Brion had a habit of doing!). Like the Haut-Brion, my mark reflects the fact that this wine has closed down since bottling, but it will warrant a far higher score in line with its barrel showing after 10-15 years. Tasted January 2016.