Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.443 ratings
9.410 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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9.1

1996, This 1996 blend of 61% CS and 39% merlot, showed beautifully and justifying the 19 years of cellaring.
A truly deep rich and elegant wine. Lavish red appealing color, lovely nose, leather, black cherries, black current, wet soil, mineral, medium to full body, with soft round tannins, smooth, deep, complex, lovely acidity to balance, and a delicious finish, with hint of sweetness. A truly lovely wine. My score 91, drink to 2019.

1996, This 1996 blend of 61% CS and 39% merlot, showed beautifully and justifying the 19 years of cellaring.
A truly deep rich and elegant wine. Lavish red appealing color, lovely nose, leather, black cherries, black current, wet soil, mineral, medium to full body, with soft round tannins, smooth, deep, complex, lovely acidity to balance, and a delicious finish, with hint of sweetness. A truly lovely wine. My score 91, drink to 2019.

Jun 9th, 2015
Sean Romano

Oh I say

Oh I say

Oct 17th, 2014
Pon Gong

Excellent 1996

Excellent 1996

Mar 24th, 2017
Dmitry

Very long finish and extended aftertaste. Peppery/tobacco. To enjoy in its own, without food

Very long finish and extended aftertaste. Peppery/tobacco. To enjoy in its own, without food

Apr 26th, 2015
Saul Gropman

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

9.0

Two hours later blossoming to medium-medium full body. Cassis notes starting to show, as well as glycerin, cedar and graphite.

Two hours later blossoming to medium-medium full body. Cassis notes starting to show, as well as glycerin, cedar and graphite.

Mar 17th, 2015
Saul Gropman

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

8.7

Never fully developed but a beautiful food wine with plenty of savory notes and a medium body.

Never fully developed but a beautiful food wine with plenty of savory notes and a medium body.

Mar 17th, 2015
Pon Gong

Excellent 96

Excellent 96

Mar 8th, 2015
William Bonnett

An absolute beauty. True benchmark wine. Not many can say they've enjoyed a '96 Haut-Brion, and thanks to a great friend-I have.

An absolute beauty. True benchmark wine. Not many can say they've enjoyed a '96 Haut-Brion, and thanks to a great friend-I have.

Feb 1st, 2015
Christophe Aebi

In the style of the vintage, leathery, lean, ready.

In the style of the vintage, leathery, lean, ready.

Sep 1st, 2013
BurgundyFan

BurgundyFan had this 2 years ago

BurgundyFan had this 2 years ago

Oct 12th, 2017