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  • Country ranking ?

    487
  • Producer ranking ?

    19
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • 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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015 La Mission Haut Brion - 58% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc, alcohol reached 15.1%. It had aromatic cherries all-over, very aromatic nose, excellent acidity, striking elegance, sophisticated touch and velvety texture. Great complexity and long finish. More sweetness in fruit here than in 2014 and this wine can further improve. Beauty wine. 95+p.
  • 95p
Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose, slowly opening up, mulberries, elderberries and blackberries, hints of graphite, roasting aroma, hints of dark chocolate in the background. On the palate well structured with excellent tension and balance, ripe tannins, full-bodied with great length.
  • 95p
Deep colour. Attractive dark plum, dark chocolate paneforte aromas with herb notes. Rich and chocolaty with deep set dark plum, elderberry fruit, fine chocolaty textures and mocha oak. Generous and vigorous with inky density and brambly dry aldente finish. Elemental but impressive with high pigmentation. 97 points
  • 97p
La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan - 58% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc 35% Cabernet Sauvignon Very deep right to the rim, sweet fruit on the nose, almost toffee chocolate, wonderful aromatics, as expected great texture, full on the palate, creamy, lowish acidity but the balance overall comes through brilliantly on the finish, very long and dusty a triumph here. This comes across a bit more open and extroverted than the Haut Brion, there really is very little between them this year. 96-98/100, 2025-2050
  • 97p

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Origin

Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

None

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