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

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) The 2008 La Mission was one of the great bargains of recent vintages. Its healthy blue/purple color is followed by aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, licorice, truffles, underbrush and forest floor. The scorched earthy/smoky character of this estate’s terroir has not yet emerged. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated with good acidity, freshness and delineation, this is a big wine for the vintage, but also very classic in its balance of tannin, acidity and extract.

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    Got this wine from my father. This is one of the best year for La Mission Hant-Brion. Score 100/100 from RB several times. Plum and dark berry nose right out of the bottle. Full body with oak herbaceous aftertaste. Tannin is velvet smooth. Love this wine , cheers.

    about 4 years
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    hv old wooden taste, medium after taste, good overall

    over 10 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (90-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 134 on Apr-01
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/03
  • 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...