Chateau La Mission Haut Brion

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

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1989 La Mission Haut Brion. Decanted and strained through cheesecloth over 4 hours prior to service. Glad we did. Continued to open up for the next 1-2 hours. Cassette tape, acetone, blueberries, gravel, soil. Really long finish. Drank side-by-side with the 1999 DRC Echezeaux (which we decanted just before serving) and it was a toss-up as to which we favored. Very different wines. The DRC was feminine, had more fruit, and a refined elegance. It was the favorite early on. However, as the La Mission evolved, it became hard to decide which was the favorite. — 27 minutes ago

Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

Strong Haut Brion from 2001. Opened about an hour before the steak course arrived, by which time it developed an more intense but a very pretty nose of black fruits, cedar, some tobacco and herbs. The mouth feel was good and stood up to a grass fed ribeye steak. 2001 isn’t a standout year but it is good shoulder vintage. — 22 days ago

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Deep Ruby with pronounced aromas of black fruit, cigar box and floral aromas. On the palate blackberry, currant and plum flavors with cacao, tobacco and oak notes. Big fine tannins, long finish, good balance ending with fruit, savory earthy herbs and toasty cedar notes. Nice! — a month ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Soft on the palette and luscious on the nose. Nice presence on sandalwood and oak. A bargain wine and vintage drinkable now or for another 5 years in the cellar. — 5 days ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

Dark ruby, almost opaque. Doesn't look that old in the glass. Herbal nose with dark fruit, white pepper, gravel, some dry earthy dust. Shorter finish than what the nose offers. Good effort for the vintage. I guessed 82 Ducru. — a month ago

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Nice vintage. Cheers!

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Échézeaux Pinot Noir 1999

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1999 DRC Echezeaux. Drank side-by-side with the 1988 La Mission Haut Brion (which we decanted over 4 hours before serving) and it was a toss-up as to which we favored. Very different wines. The DRC was feminine, had more fruit (plum, dark cherry, cassis), and a refined elegance. It was the favorite early on. However, as the La Mission evolved, it became hard to decide which was the favorite. — 27 minutes ago

Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Le Bordeaux de Larrivet-Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

2010 vintage. Throwing a decent amount of sed. Already well-integrated. A small spice finish. — 9 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Just at its peak. Equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with just a touch of Cabernet Franc. Concentrated and dried cherry, blueberry and prune aromas with hints of mushroom, Forrest Floor and purple flowers. Same fruits on the pallet with a beautiful viscous texture and a touch of smoke on the finish. Dense and Full! What a treat! Thanks Kasey and Pete! — a month ago

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Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Wonderful cab franc/merlot dominant left bank Bordeaux. Would absolutely get again. — a month ago

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Cru Classe des Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Beautiful La Mish character that will need more time in the cellar. — 2 months ago

Alex, Shay and 12 others liked this
John Howard

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We’ve had this one. Delicious!