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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 1945

Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1945
Château La Mission Haut-Brion’s tasting notes :A historic wine marking the end of a tyrannical period. An outstanding vintage. But now the events belong to the past.The bottle shows some of the past richness still, but the wine is not quite as clean due to its age. It is still a remarkable bottle.

Weather conditions
Sum of temperatures : 3361 °C
Rain : 253 mm

Current vintage notes
The Victory Year. Early vine growth, and there was snow on May 2nd in Bordeaux, causing a dramatic freeze which destroyed 80% of the crop.The very hot and also very dry summer produced extremely concentrated grapes.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Full

flavors

Blackcurrant, Smoky and Cedar

recommend

Yes

taste

Complex, Perfectly balanced, Round, Rich and Silky tannins

Written Notes

Lots of delicious lusciousness on the nose med captivating aroma of cherries. Fabulous intensity and depth. Extremely concentrated and powerful on the palate with enormous richness, perfect balance and stunningly long aftertaste. Unforgettable wine, which despite 61 years on its "birth" certificate, was extremely youngful on the tasting day and what a catch it was! Seemed to be perfectly stored bottle the one we got and if you own such one, it can keep for decades to come.
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Origin

Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

Serious

Glass time

1h

Drinking temperature

16

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  La Mission Haut Brion 1945  ( Château La Mission Haut-Brion )

"Lots of delicious lusciousness on the nose med captivating aroma of cherries. Fabulous intensity and depth. Extremely concentrated and powerful on the palate with enormous richness, perfect balance and stunningly long aftertaste. Unforgettable wine, which despite 61 years on its "birth" certificate, was extremely youngful on the tasting day and what a catch it was! Seemed to be perfectly stored bottle the one we got and if you own such one, it can keep for decades to come."

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