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La Mission Haut Brion


Tasting Notes

JD95

The 2011 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc is a beauty! Giving up a medium gold color and exotic notes of lychee nut, pineapple, honeysuckle, and marmalade, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a sexy, rounded, decadent texture, and…

WS95

Offers a subtle brioche frame, with paraffin, verbena, lemon zest, white peach and chamomile notes. Gains steam through the finish, delivering a light kiss of toast. Long and alluring, this shows a white Burgundy-like ability to age, gaining…


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The Winery

Château La Mission Haut Brion

La Mission Haut Brion is from the Pessac-Leognan appellation. In 1664, the estate was acquired by the Congregation of the Mission; the fathers in this group fancied themselves viticultural specialists, committed to finding and planting according to the land. A devotee to the wines, Marshal de Richelieu, once said "If God forbade drinking, would he have made such good wine?" The critics are also fans, evidenced by Robert Parker awarding the Bordeaux red blend with 100 points on the 2000, 2009 and 2010 vintages. Stylistically, these wines are rich, oaky and powerful with ripe, succulent fruit and good acidity. The wines age well, but need at least 10 years in the cellar before drinking. Vintages to look out for: 1990, 1982, 1961 and 1945 1929, 1947, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2008, and 2009.

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