Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Cru Classé de Graves
(2013 Vintage) This is a triumph for 2013, power, precision, focus and weight combined with balance make this one of my wines of the vintage.
International Wine CellarRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 103, July/August 2002 ($375-$432) Medium red with some amber at the rim. Knockout nose combines tobacco, warm stones, minerals, menthol and burning woodsmoke. Wonderfully dense, silky and sweet, but there superb underlying acidity and tannic structure to buttress the wine flesh. Haut-Brion is widely considered to be the wine of the vintage, but in my experience La Mission is at the same exalted quality level. ...