La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan
Château La Mission Haut-Brion

La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan, 2021


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2021
6x75cl
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£422.42


La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan, 2021

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
13.4 %

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We still haven't tasted the Clarence Dillon 2019s and 2020s. They were one of the few estates not to send samples during lockdown. How we've missed their wines. The 2021 range is superb both for reds and whites, with La Mission and Haut Brion amongst our favourite wines of the vintage. The second wines also exude class. La Chapelle is beautifully perfumed with notes of violets, plums and something savoury. Bittersweet fruits dominate the palate. This has real drive and precision, purity and bright acidity. A very classy, silky Chapelle that finishes with refined tannins laced in salty bittersweet fruits. 51.3% Merlot, 45.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 27% new oak.

Critics score


Score:
87

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Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
05/2022

Notes
The 2021 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion is a blend of 51% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it slips out of the glass with expressive notions of juicy plums, warm cassis, and red roses plus hints of cinnamon stick and underbrush. Light to medium-bodied, the palate has a racy backbone and rounded tannins supporting the delicate fruit, finishing earthy.

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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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