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

Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Tightly wound, with a good chalky vibrancy and taut red currant, damson plum and bitter cherry notes that show ample length.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1996 Vintage) Fully mature, with a big, fragrant bouquet of damp earth, weedy underbrush, asphalt, Asian soy, and ripe plums and cherries, this medium-bodied 1996 appears to be on a fast evolutionary track. It reveals plenty of delicious fruit, soft tannins and enough acidity to provide definition.

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    hv old wooden taste, medium after taste, good overall

    about 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    "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...