(WS=93) Not giving much on the nose, but there's some mineral, fennel, slate and citrus fruit. Full-bodied, with a caressing texture of ripe fruit and dried pineapple and mango character. Needs time to develop in the bottle. Best after 2009. 700 cases made. (AG=92) Pale color. Nose dominated by honey and resiny oak today. Fat, sweet and full, but with lovely lemony acidity giving shape and lift to the flavors. Saline and earth notes add complexity. Finishes very long. (RP=91+) La Mission-Haut-Brion??s white wine offering, the 2004 Laville Haut-Brion, exhibits waxy notes of honeyed citrus and orange rind in an opulent, medium to full-bodied style with lovely fruit and acidity, a striking minerality, and a long finish displaying notions of brioche and smoky wood. It will be drinkable young, but should keep for 20-25 years.