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

Château La Mission Haut Brion, Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan, 2005


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2005
12x75cl
DP
£5,798.46

2005
12x75cl
DP
£6,278.46


Château La Mission Haut Brion, Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan, 2005

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

A blend of 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc, this is a wonderfully seductive wine that nevertheless has huge structure behind its flamboyant façade. The nose is quite closed to begin with but then yields huge fruit concentration, depth and complexity: gunpowder, almost tropical hints, liquorice and very ripe cassis. There is an immediate impact of ripe bramble and blackthorn fruit on the palate, unbelievably smooth, silky tannins, and great power. Alcohol and acidity levels are high, both analytically (14.2% and 3.67pH) and organoleptically, but there is sense of total control and direction, with amazing finesse on the finish. An outstanding wine.

Critics score


Score:
96

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
02/2023


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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Haut Brion’s sister property has a habit of trumping its more illustrious sibling. Owned by Domaine Clarence Dillon S.A., La Mission’s vineyards lie in the same suburbs as those of Haut Brion on deep gravel croupes interspersed with clay. The cepage is not dissimilar in the red wine (48% Cabernet, 45% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc) although the Haut Brion Blanc (formally Laville Haut Brion) has a lot more Semillon in the blend than Haut Brion Blanc.

Stylistically, La Mission Haut Brion rouges is more accessible and open than the deeply mineral and slightly introverted Haut Brion when young, but given time the Haut Brion will begin to show its power. Both wines reward long term aging to be at their best.

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