Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.335 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Brad Hemmer

Blueberry, plum, dusty forest floor, spice.

Blueberry, plum, dusty forest floor, spice.

Nov 8th, 2017
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.8

2004 - Bordeaux

2004 - Bordeaux

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2014
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

The last powerhouse from last night. All @India Okoh choice. And she chose well!

Deep garnet red. Muted nose, needs some time to fully open up, has some layers of bark, cedar, dark cocoa, a touch of anise, herbs and a little earthiness. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. After some breathing time this finally started to open up on the palate with some layers of damp leaves, earthiness, cherries, and tight truffles. Dry and super long finish. Drink till 2027.

The last powerhouse from last night. All @India Okoh choice. And she chose well!

Deep garnet red. Muted nose, needs some time to fully open up, has some layers of bark, cedar, dark cocoa, a touch of anise, herbs and a little earthiness. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. After some breathing time this finally started to open up on the palate with some layers of damp leaves, earthiness, cherries, and tight truffles. Dry and super long finish. Drink till 2027.

Apr 4th, 2017
Vincy

So much expectation in this famous one. Left enough time and patience for it, 2 hours later it still showed a strong and peace attitude. Forest style, mushroom, graphite, pencil shavings, blackberry and a kind of unique smell all the way(Couldn’t tell). Although it’s famous but not a perfect one for me, maybe the vintage maybe not.

So much expectation in this famous one. Left enough time and patience for it, 2 hours later it still showed a strong and peace attitude. Forest style, mushroom, graphite, pencil shavings, blackberry and a kind of unique smell all the way(Couldn’t tell). Although it’s famous but not a perfect one for me, maybe the vintage maybe not.

May 27th, 2018
Pinotman /// Andreas

Classic always had a weakness for 2004. Cedar box nose very dark light and elegant drink now. Tannins are receding. Chassis, tar this needs a steak. But overall to light and disappointing.

Classic always had a weakness for 2004. Cedar box nose very dark light and elegant drink now. Tannins are receding. Chassis, tar this needs a steak. But overall to light and disappointing.

May 6th, 2017
Mathew McNamara

Cassis, and a lot of wood up front but opens to something so pretty. Nice feel but felt a little hollow mid-palate. Still a lot of development to go.

Cassis, and a lot of wood up front but opens to something so pretty. Nice feel but felt a little hollow mid-palate. Still a lot of development to go.

Dec 18th, 2016
Terence Hsu

In a very good place.

In a very good place.

Dec 17th, 2016
Jean-Philip Journeault

2004

Jan 30th, 2016
Conrad Kenley

In it's prime and crying out for a burger or steak

In it's prime and crying out for a burger or steak

Dec 1st, 2015
John Van Trijp

Lot of potential!

Lot of potential!

Mar 28th, 2015