1926 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Cru Classé de Graves
84 Ratings
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84 Ratings
1926 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Cru Classé de Graves

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) The color is very deep and the nose is intense, with plenty of character. This rich and utterly delicious wine spreads out beautifully on the palate. The tannin is smooth and sweet.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) A deep garnet core with dark ruby rim. The nose pales against the 2005 as expected, lacking the same degree of intensity and penetration. More sous-bois/tertiary character with a touch of wild hedgerow and even a little mulberry and capsicum. A medium-bodied palate, tertiary personality, good acidity, some oak still unresolved with a bit of a hard landing on the finish. Moderate length.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) "Very complex, with blackberries, flowers and minerals. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh, sweet fruit aftertaste. Refined La Mission. Beautiful. Best after 2008. (JS)"
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2000 Vintage) "The 2000 La Mission Haut-Brion is certainly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage. Its performance was off-the-charts in two separate tastings for this report. Deep blue/purple, with a nose of creme de cassis, floral scents, graphite, and subtle smoke, the wine is pure, deep, sumptuously textured, full-bodied, powerful (although certainly not at the power level of the amazing 2009). This wine certainly transcends its 13% natural alcohol and has the same level of concentration found i...
  • Decanter
    (From 1971 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Deep red, some signs of maturity; lovely elegant cedary nose, intense and minty; soft, ripe, lush, sumptuous texture, light tannin, well balanced, charcoal, hint of chocolate; good length.
  • Decanter
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Dark ruby, with lovely, creamy, ripe nose of blackcurrants and oak. Sweet oak and fruit on the palate with good balance. Classy!
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1975 Vintage) I have a thing about well aged La Mission. I love the combination of dark fruit with flavors of cedar and tobacco. But on the night, this wine had more aromatics and showed aged fruit dominated by the expected notes of earth, cedar, leather and tobacco. It is well-balanced and ends in a medium to long finish, but it is also more mature than other bottles I have had. And to make matters worse, the Gemello stole its limelight, by being more Graves than the Graves itself. 93 points.