(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.
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.
hv old wooden taste, medium after taste, good overall
Wine AdvocateRating: (90-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 134 on Apr-01
Wine SpectatorRating: 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...