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Château La Mission Haut-Brion




Pessac Léognan

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château La Mission Haut Brion, Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan, 2017

6x75cl £1,380.00

10 cases Equiv. £230.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Produced from 56% Merlot, 4.4% Cabernet Franc and 39.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a very complete and handsome La Mission. Initially it is quite introspective and requires a little coaxing. Little by little it displays its fine perfume of violets, crème de cassis, wood spice and minerals. It is not as grand as the epic 2016, but it is packed with aristocratic flavours and has the most wonderful reserve, this is a tight knit, rather coy example that will keep developing and surprising. On the palate there are waves of pure crème de mûre fruit with notes of crushed rocks and dark chocolate nibs. This is taut and muscular with a real sense of tension. The tannins are imposing and covered in lacy, smoky fruit. We have no doubt that this is another magnificent Mission, but be prepared to wait!

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