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  • Country ranking ?

    214
  • Producer ranking ?

    9
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

La Mission Haut Brion is situated in Bordeaux' southern suburb, Talence. From 1919 and until 1983, it was Woltner family, who had owned this property. Under Woltner's reign, La Mission Haut Brion experienced one of its greatest period with string of fine vintages and was considered then as fully on the level with First Growths and sometimes even better than these. In 1983, owners of Haut Brion purchased La Mission Haut Brion and today its Jean Philippe Delmas, who's responsible for this property.

 

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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57.5% merlot, 42.5% cabernet sauvignon. Great depth, impressively open perfumed rose petal nose, with mint and wood smoke, excellent density and volume the palate it is seamless again and rides on the acidity, into the toasty mineral tannic finish. Very long and very fine.

  • 97p

Medium deep colour. Intense dark berry liquorice praline aromas. Lovely concentrated blackcurrant cedar, praline flavours, dense chocolaty textures and touch al dente graphite notes. Beautiful rich fruit density and flavour length. Tasted at Ch Haut Brion. 98 points        

  • 98p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. An impressing wine with great typicity. Aroma reminiscent of blackberries, blackcurrants and mulberries, elegant toasting aroma and hints of graphite in the background, spicy cedar wood. On the palate excellent structure, great depth and length, sweet fruit, ripe tannins. A great wine with freshness and elegance. 97

  • 97p

Ruby. Blackberries, coffee, blueberries, some vanilla and spices, deep, rich and intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, some ripe raspberries, structured, firm, detailed, layered, refreshing finish, long. 95-97

  • 96p

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Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

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