Château La Mission Haut-Brion

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

9.616 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, 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
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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.

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.

Jul 24th, 2021
Stephen Mandy

This is classic Graves leather tobacco metallic hint and hot stones - deep dark fruit flavor - perfect now and for at least another 20 years

This is classic Graves leather tobacco metallic hint and hot stones - deep dark fruit flavor - perfect now and for at least another 20 years

Apr 27th, 2021
Alvaro Bustillos

Winegeeks jrz

Winegeeks jrz

Apr 9th, 2021
Stephen Mandy

Nearly perfect claret, almost 30 and full of life. Cedar tobacco and leathery nose, delicious fruit with hints of current and spice with a lengthy finish. Wow,

Nearly perfect claret, almost 30 and full of life. Cedar tobacco and leathery nose, delicious fruit with hints of current and spice with a lengthy finish. Wow,

Aug 18th, 2018
Stephen Mandy

Tobacco, cedar. Smoke, and hot stones on the nose. The smooth rich flavor mirrors the nose and leads into a lingering haunting finish. Classic Graves.

Tobacco, cedar. Smoke, and hot stones on the nose. The smooth rich flavor mirrors the nose and leads into a lingering haunting finish. Classic Graves.

May 28th, 2018
Chad Brewer

Everything you want in aged Bordeaux, everything... perfect.

Everything you want in aged Bordeaux, everything... perfect.

May 6th, 2018
E Alvelais

Spectacular!!! Wine of the night

Spectacular!!! Wine of the night

May 9th, 2016
Conrad Green

The best of the flight. Great clarity and depth. Tobacco, fruit, persistence. Very savory. Excellent

The best of the flight. Great clarity and depth. Tobacco, fruit, persistence. Very savory. Excellent

Apr 13th, 2016
Jeffrey Lew

I don't give out many perfect scores... But this is dam close. Awesome. Nuff said. 99pts

I don't give out many perfect scores... But this is dam close. Awesome. Nuff said. 99pts

Apr 5th, 2015
Dan Kim

The best

The best

Mar 21st, 2018