Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4900 ratings
9.4253 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Andrew Steffensmeier

Nice deep fruit. Tannins are evolving but certainly still present. Some dirt/gravel, hints of leather and cedar. Nice acidity and length. Better several hours after opening.

Nice deep fruit. Tannins are evolving but certainly still present. Some dirt/gravel, hints of leather and cedar. Nice acidity and length. Better several hours after opening.

Sep 29th, 2019
Elizabeth

Perfume, plums, ripe/ cooked cherries, spices on the nose. M+ acidity with alcohol, quite thin and powerful at the beginning but finishes with water and nothingness.

Perfume, plums, ripe/ cooked cherries, spices on the nose. M+ acidity with alcohol, quite thin and powerful at the beginning but finishes with water and nothingness.

Aug 31st, 2019
Greg Gregory

This took an hour decanted to open up. Out of the bottle it was clumsy and shy. Two hrs in it was a show stopper.

This took an hour decanted to open up. Out of the bottle it was clumsy and shy. Two hrs in it was a show stopper.

Aug 9th, 2019
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9.8

The 2015 La Mission Haut-Brion is blessed with an outstanding bouquet of brilliantly focused and delineated black fruit laced with graphite and cedar - pure class. The medium-bodied, harmonious palate delivers fine-grained tannin and impressive
depth. There is a slight savory element (just like the Haut-Brion) that infuses the middle, and brown spices and sage linger on the finish. This is a profound La Mission Haut-Brion that dares surpass Haut-Brion on this showing. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)

The 2015 La Mission Haut-Brion is blessed with an outstanding bouquet of brilliantly focused and delineated black fruit laced with graphite and cedar - pure class. The medium-bodied, harmonious palate delivers fine-grained tannin and impressive
depth. There is a slight savory element (just like the Haut-Brion) that infuses the middle, and brown spices and sage linger on the finish. This is a profound La Mission Haut-Brion that dares surpass Haut-Brion on this showing. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)

Jul 10th, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

This was outstanding. A perfect bottle. Still plenty of fruit and acidity with the tertiary notes kicking in. The finish just kept going and going. Just beautiful!

This was outstanding. A perfect bottle. Still plenty of fruit and acidity with the tertiary notes kicking in. The finish just kept going and going. Just beautiful!

Jun 1st, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

I think this will turn into a very nice bottle. Plenty of depth and power and nice acidity.

I think this will turn into a very nice bottle. Plenty of depth and power and nice acidity.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

Big bruiser. Felt overripe for my tastes.

Big bruiser. Felt overripe for my tastes.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

This was a perfect, straight down the middle LMHB. Drinking on the young side but the flavors are open to an extent. Perhaps surpassed by 1988 and 1989 only because of age.

This was a perfect, straight down the middle LMHB. Drinking on the young side but the flavors are open to an extent. Perhaps surpassed by 1988 and 1989 only because of age.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

A lot of power and depth here. Still has some time to reach its pinnacle.

A lot of power and depth here. Still has some time to reach its pinnacle.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

Fantastic mature Bordeaux. Plenty of little complex notes hiding in there.

Fantastic mature Bordeaux. Plenty of little complex notes hiding in there.

Jan 23rd, 2019