x
  • Country ranking ?

    3 228
  • Producer ranking ?

    44
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    from 2018
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

Like all second-label wines, La Chapelle is the little brother of the flagship wine produced on the same estate, Château La Mission Haut-Brion.

It is made from grapes grown in the same vineyard, it is raised in the same manner and benefits from the same level of care. In truth, it presents all the qualities of the estate's top wine on a reduced scale. Every effort is brought to bear to give the wine a similar harmony and to impart the same aromas.
Beginning with the 2006 vintage, the blending process used to create La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion has involved the contribution of grapes produced on the former parcels of Château La Tour Haut-Brion.

 

In wine tasting notes, we have noticed that the word that is ultimately the most important is rarely mentioned. That word is pleasure. We would undoubtedly use it if we were to define this wine that will charm all your senses so. By now you probably have guessed: this "junior" Château La Mission Haut-Brion has all the alluring qualities of its big brother.

Length of initial maturing period in oak casks: 18-22 months in 20-25% new wood

Average production: 4,000 cases

Read more
Close

Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

Be the first one to make a 20s tasting note!

Written Notes

Second wine of La Mission, 2015 La Chapelle de LMHB - very attractive on the nose in palate, cherry flavors, fine ripe tannin and fine acidity on palate, well-balanced and with smooth finish. 90p.
  • 90p
Medium deep colour. Black olive, dark satsuma plum with praline notes. Richly concentrated and mouthful long with inky dark plum cassis fruit with flinty black olive notes, plentiful chocolaty tannins and savoury oak. Finishes slightly grippy firm but good energy and precision of fruit. 93 points
  • 93p
Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant and expressive nose, dark berries and ripe stone fruit, hints of graphite and roasting aroma, quite complex approach. On the palate well structured with vibrant fruit, elegant character, ripe tannins and excellent length.
  • 91p

Information

Origin

Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Other wines from this producer

La Mission Haut Brion

La Mission Haut Brion Blanc

Highlights

Latest news

TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS BWW - The world’s largest wine competition is beginning / Consumers all around the world will combine with thousands of professionals to choose the best wines in the world
WINERY NEWS Weingut Keller / Keller rieslings: they’re in the world’s top tier for a reason “If you want to   more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Beychevelle / 
VINTAGE NEWS: 1864 / Sometimes, just like buses, one great Bordeaux vintage arrives after another in quick succession. So  more ...
WINERY NEWS Domaine de la Romanée-Conti / Vintage Report 2016: A year of extremes that cannot be compared to any other one. The calm has re  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Dauzac / INTERVIEW WITH LAURENT FORTIN Laurent Fortin joined Château Dauzac in 2013. There he discov  more ...
WINE NEWS: Grange Hermitage 2012 / The 62nd consecutive vintage release of Grange, from the 2012 South Australian vintage, leads a dyna  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Malartic-Lagraviere / Yannick Alléno and Château Malartic-Lagravière: a Perfect Match The twice 3-s  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS 2016 Bordeaux in Review “A Paradox” / by Andrew Caillard MW
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS The Finest Closure for Wine Without Fail / Breakthrough Technology Key to 100 Percent TCA Inspected Corks
WINERY NEWS Jayer-Gilles / 
WINERY NEWS Château La Violette / 
WINERY NEWS Château de Figeac / STUNNING RESULT FOR THE MANONCOURT FAMILY / Christie’s wine department are proud to annou  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Montrose / CHÂTEAU MONTROSE REVEALS ITS NEW BARREL HALL / After an exceptional renovation project begun  more ...
WINE NEWS: Château Ausone 2016 / Pomerol / St Emilion / Olivier Berouet of Ch Petrus describes 2016 as “a vintage that is   more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Les Ormes de Pez / 
WINERY NEWS Quintodecimo / 
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS TOP 50 BORDEAUX 2016 / by tastingbook.com

Wine Moments

Here you can see wine moments from tastingbook users. or to see wine moments from your world.

90p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion 2015  ( Château La Mission Haut-Brion )

"Second wine of La Mission, 2015 La Chapelle de LMHB - very attractive on the nose in palate, cherry flavors, fine ripe tannin and fine acidity on palate, well-balanced and with smooth finish. 90p."

11m 17d ago

93p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion 2015  ( Château La Mission Haut-Brion )

"Medium deep colour. Black olive, dark satsuma plum with praline notes. Richly concentrated and mouthful long with inky dark plum cassis fruit with flinty black olive notes, plentiful chocolaty tannins and savoury oak. Finishes slightly grippy firm but good energy and precision of fruit. 93 points "

1y 27d ago

91p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion 2015  ( Château La Mission Haut-Brion )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant and expressive nose, dark berries and ripe stone fruit, hints of graphite and roasting aroma, quite complex approach. On the palate well structured with vibrant fruit, elegant character, ripe tannins and excellent length. "

1y 1m ago

Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know
Are you sure you want do delete this wine? All information will be lost.
Are you sure you want to recommend this wine?
Are you sure you want hide this written note ?
Are you sure you want show this written note ?

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now it's fast easy and totally free.
Register with Facebook   Register