Exactly Bordeaux. Perfect balance, long lasting final. Maybe missing a wow factor — 2 months ago
Tainted nose. Mushroomey.
In the palate much better. Creamy and complex.
Still..: no score.
After a few hours, the murky, peculiar aromas in the nose blew off and the bouquet became wonderfully fresh and pure.
So…, next bottle: give it several hours of decanter time! — 23 days ago
By no means one of La Mission Haut-Brions most praised vintages but this one holds together very nicely just over 20 years of age. Pleasant aromas and medium bodied. Plums, black currant, coffee, pencil shavings, leather, earth, orange zest, cacao. Only 13% abv but still quite ripe. It’s lacks some length to be a really great wine. It’s a classically styled Bordeaux with many years left. — 2 months ago
Dark crimson with purple hues in color. Very aromatic nose giving the wine it’s beautiful scents of black-red fruit, perfume, milk chocolate and toasted marshmallow with subtle notes of mint and cigar. Taste is smooth and elegant with a luscious feel. Red fruit/dark plum , spice and mocha flavors are dominant with secondary notes of gravel, tobacco and leather adding to its dry medium plus finish. A treat for sure on this lovely Saturday night. — 16 days ago