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    2020-2035
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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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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

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Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  La Mission Haut Brion 2016  ( Château La Mission Haut-Brion )

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        

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  La Mission Haut Brion 2016  ( Château La Mission Haut-Brion )

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

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  La Mission Haut Brion 2016  ( Château La Mission Haut-Brion )

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

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