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  • Country ranking ?

    405
  • Producer ranking ?

    15
  • Decanting time

    1h30min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Roast Duck Breast with Dried Cherry Sauc

The Story

La Mission-Haut-Brion's vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, Merlot 45%, Cabernet Franc 7%) lie on a large (up to 18 metres deep in places) gravel bank interspersed with clay. The wine is fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats and then matured in oak barriques (100% new) for 18 months. The wines of La Mission Haut Brion are rich, oaky and powerful and need at least 10 years of bottle ageing before they should be broached.

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Vintage 1929

1929 Château La Mission Haut-Brion’s tasting notes

A hot, extremely dry year, the driest since the start of the century. The juices were very concentrated and the wines characterized by an enormous richness of tannin.
Wines slow to mature, but with exceptional structure.


Weather conditions
Sum of temperatures : 3267°C
Rainfall : 225 mm
Current vintage notes
A hot, extremely dry year, the driest since the start of the century. The juices were
very concentrated and the wines characterized by an enormous richness of tannin.
Wines slow to mature, but with exceptional structure.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Long and Flavorful

flavors

Cedar, Leather and Earthy

nose

Intense

recommend

Yes

taste

Concentrated, Well-structured and Vigor

Written Notes

The 1929 La Mission Haut Brion was a perfect bottle of this wine; I think it was from the Doris Duke collection but honestly can’t remember. It was so fresh with loads of fruit. Fleshy, velvety and chocolaty, this was a long and balanced wine still with light grit and great purple fruit. Someone called it ‘the purest wine’ (98).
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La Mission Haut-Brion 1929/ Excellent looking necociant-bottled magnum. Level was high-shoulder. Decanted 1.5 hours. Full, very hopeful and youthful colour. Perhaps a little quiet on the nose, but otherwise there was plenty of elegance around. Fantastically rich, a little on the dry side, but very aromatic and voluptuous. Previous bottles were more fruity and more forceful. But there is still some length, complexity and spicy aromatic flavours for enjoyment. Finnish is positive and quite long. This magnum was not the best example of this excellent wine, at least all the château-bottled wines that we have tasted has been better in every way. At best very good and enthusiastic example of this classic Château.
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Information

Origin

Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Average

Fake factory

There is a possibility

Glass time

1h

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  La Mission Haut Brion 1929  ( Château La Mission Haut-Brion )

"The 1929 La Mission Haut Brion was a perfect bottle of this wine; I think it was from the Doris Duke collection but honestly can’t remember. It was so fresh with loads of fruit. Fleshy, velvety and chocolaty, this was a long and balanced wine still with light grit and great purple fruit. Someone called it ‘the purest wine’ (98)."

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 Mikke Frisk, Wine Collector (Finland)  tasted  La Mission Haut Brion 1929  ( Château La Mission Haut-Brion )

"La Mission Haut-Brion 1929/ Excellent looking necociant-bottled magnum. Level was high-shoulder. Decanted 1.5 hours. Full, very hopeful and youthful colour. Perhaps a little quiet on the nose, but otherwise there was plenty of elegance around. Fantastically rich, a little on the dry side, but very aromatic and voluptuous. Previous bottles were more fruity and more forceful. But there is still some length, complexity and spicy aromatic flavours for enjoyment. Finnish is positive and quite long. This magnum was not the best example of this excellent wine, at least all the château-bottled wines that we have tasted has been better in every way. At best very good and enthusiastic example of this classic Château.
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