94-96 Barrel sample. The wine of Laville Haut-Brion has now become the white of La Mission Haut-Brion. The quality though is as supreme as ever, ripe with tropical fruits, toast, almost honeyed, finishing with pink grapefruit and pear juice.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.