Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4447 ratings
9.3126 pro ratings
Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Greg Koslosky

A classic la mission stunning aromatics of cassis, road tar , Tobacco still youthful with some in resolved tannins . This wine will last another 25 years easy . A great classic Bordeaux

A classic la mission stunning aromatics of cassis, road tar , Tobacco still youthful with some in resolved tannins . This wine will last another 25 years easy . A great classic Bordeaux

Nov 3rd, 2019
Aaron Tan

Just when you thought the oldest wine of the night was the 38' FKA Schmitt Pettenthal TBA, this pops up. Again I'll let SC describe the wine again:

Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1923 was the oldest wine of the pre-auction dinner. Still so fresh with a lovely complex attack, a bit hollow [on the] mid-palate that shows an average vintage, and a long finish with a surprisingly good tannic structure. Stunning!

To add to this, I'd like to say WeinArt did an amazing job sourcing and cellaring this impeccable bottle. Kudos to them!

Just when you thought the oldest wine of the night was the 38' FKA Schmitt Pettenthal TBA, this pops up. Again I'll let SC describe the wine again:

Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1923 was the oldest wine of the pre-auction dinner. Still so fresh with a lovely complex attack, a bit hollow [on the] mid-palate that shows an average vintage, and a long finish with a surprisingly good tannic structure. Stunning!

To add to this, I'd like to say WeinArt did an amazing job sourcing and cellaring this impeccable bottle. Kudos to them!

Oct 6th, 2019
Yianni Stoner

1.5L. Wild Bramble

1.5L. Wild Bramble

Sep 22nd, 2019
Shay A
9.5

Opened a few fun bottles to celebrate my birthday this past weekend. Cheers to 31!

Enjoyed en mag as a birth year wine on my birthday. I went back and forth with how much to decant (if at all), and ended up just giving this about 10-15mins to blow off some funk while still in bottle and the fireworks started. Youthful. In the glass, deep, dark purple with a black core. Didn’t notice any bricking. Huge aromatics of graphite, dusty yet ripe blackberries, bay leaf and saddle leather. From start to finish, the wine was still pretty dense with good tannic structure. The palate showed more sweet pipe tobacco, black fruits and dark cocoa dusted dates. We enjoyed this over the course of probably an hour and a half and it stood strong the entire time and never fell off. A gorgeous wine!

Opened a few fun bottles to celebrate my birthday this past weekend. Cheers to 31!

Enjoyed en mag as a birth year wine on my birthday. I went back and forth with how much to decant (if at all), and ended up just giving this about 10-15mins to blow off some funk while still in bottle and the fireworks started. Youthful. In the glass, deep, dark purple with a black core. Didn’t notice any bricking. Huge aromatics of graphite, dusty yet ripe blackberries, bay leaf and saddle leather. From start to finish, the wine was still pretty dense with good tannic structure. The palate showed more sweet pipe tobacco, black fruits and dark cocoa dusted dates. We enjoyed this over the course of probably an hour and a half and it stood strong the entire time and never fell off. A gorgeous wine!

Apr 15th, 2019
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Great depth and structure

Great depth and structure

Nov 17th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Still tight and granular in tannic structure. Needs more time. Very nice. Some milk chocolate and black raspberry

Still tight and granular in tannic structure. Needs more time. Very nice. Some milk chocolate and black raspberry

Nov 17th, 2017
Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.7

😎👍

😎👍

Jul 27th, 2017
Dan Petroski

Owner/Winemaker Massican Wines

9.5

Tasting group spent a year drinking Bordeaux. Pessac, the final appellation and quite possibly one of the finest wines we drank.

Tasting group spent a year drinking Bordeaux. Pessac, the final appellation and quite possibly one of the finest wines we drank.

2 people found it helpfulJun 19th, 2014
Bill Ward

It's aliiiiiiive! And gorgeous

It's aliiiiiiive! And gorgeous

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2014
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.1

Meaty, almost bloody, but some dark fruit peeking out from under the blanket of savory characters, bright and juicy with beautiful supple tannins

Meaty, almost bloody, but some dark fruit peeking out from under the blanket of savory characters, bright and juicy with beautiful supple tannins

1 person found it helpfulJun 20th, 2014