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 CellarFull red-ruby, less bright than La Mission. Brooding aromas of raspberry, nuts, menthol and game. Dense, rich, chewy and deep but a bit youthfully closed, showing less personality today than the 2001 La Mission. Larger but not longer. Finishes with building tannins and a minty nuance.
Wine Spectator"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)"