Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4880 ratings
9.4245 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Andrew Steffensmeier

Wonderful mature Bordeaux. I really enjoyed this.

Wonderful mature Bordeaux. I really enjoyed this.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Conrad Green

Very poised dark soy fruit. Band aid on the nose, gorgeous balance and calm long finish. Very beautiful.

Very poised dark soy fruit. Band aid on the nose, gorgeous balance and calm long finish. Very beautiful.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Greg Gregory

Such a controversial vintage. Nice wine but not a lot of there there.

Such a controversial vintage. Nice wine but not a lot of there there.

Sep 11th, 2018
Cody Short

Outperforms the vintage. I find the 99’s are in a good place right now and this is one of the best I’ve had. Maybe a touch thinner than I am accustomed to with LMHB but still a phenomenal wine ready for prime time.

Outperforms the vintage. I find the 99’s are in a good place right now and this is one of the best I’ve had. Maybe a touch thinner than I am accustomed to with LMHB but still a phenomenal wine ready for prime time.

Aug 19th, 2018
Cody Short

Every time I drink this I realize it’s one of my favorite Bordeaux of all time. This is drinking beautifully and it’s all about tobacco, smoke and red fruits. Tannins have settled nicely and this is just stunning stuff!

Every time I drink this I realize it’s one of my favorite Bordeaux of all time. This is drinking beautifully and it’s all about tobacco, smoke and red fruits. Tannins have settled nicely and this is just stunning stuff!

Aug 18th, 2018