90–92. Barrel Sample. The 76% of high-yield Sémillon in this wine is unusual from Domaine Clarence Dillon's top estates. The blend (with 24% Sauvignon Blanc) is drawn from the second wine vats of Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion. Concentrated and lightly perfumed, it is likely to age quickly.
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