Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.622 ratings
9.76 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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The 2005 La Mission Haut-Brion is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. Effusive aromatics and bright, red-toned fruit make a strong first impression. A wine of vertical intensity and explosive energy, the 2005 is a towering masterpiece. Today it is just at the beginning of a long drinking window that will last another few decades. Red cherry, plum, leather, spice, gravel, smoke, blood orange and pomegranate infuse the palate staining finish. In 2005, La Mission is a wine that satisfies all the senses, from the intellectual to the hedonistic. Magnificent. Tasted two times. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

The 2005 La Mission Haut-Brion is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. Effusive aromatics and bright, red-toned fruit make a strong first impression. A wine of vertical intensity and explosive energy, the 2005 is a towering masterpiece. Today it is just at the beginning of a long drinking window that will last another few decades. Red cherry, plum, leather, spice, gravel, smoke, blood orange and pomegranate infuse the palate staining finish. In 2005, La Mission is a wine that satisfies all the senses, from the intellectual to the hedonistic. Magnificent. Tasted two times. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

Apr 23rd, 2021
Andrew S

Big bruiser. Felt overripe for my tastes.

Big bruiser. Felt overripe for my tastes.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Tom Kobylarz

The sister property of Haut-Brion and a wine many consider an unofficial 1st Growth, La Mission was firing on all cylinders this night. The 2000 nose was classic, showing the signature Graves scorched Earth, ripe currants, creme de cassis, and roasted coffee beans. The palate built around a core of earth and rock, with a structured and textural powerhouse that relents in the glass as you taste it further, unwrapping the aroma and flavor kaleidoscope slowly and keeping you coming back for more.

The 2005 was more of the same but on another level of density and strength being a younger wine and also from an excellent vintage worthy of at least 5 -7 more years before I would go at it again. The nose hinted to a deep future, with the palate clamping down and not showing any signs of relenting that night.

#lamission #hautbrion #graves #bordeaux
#wine

The sister property of Haut-Brion and a wine many consider an unofficial 1st Growth, La Mission was firing on all cylinders this night. The 2000 nose was classic, showing the signature Graves scorched Earth, ripe currants, creme de cassis, and roasted coffee beans. The palate built around a core of earth and rock, with a structured and textural powerhouse that relents in the glass as you taste it further, unwrapping the aroma and flavor kaleidoscope slowly and keeping you coming back for more.

The 2005 was more of the same but on another level of density and strength being a younger wine and also from an excellent vintage worthy of at least 5 -7 more years before I would go at it again. The nose hinted to a deep future, with the palate clamping down and not showing any signs of relenting that night.

#lamission #hautbrion #graves #bordeaux
#wine

Oct 20th, 2016
Jeroen Koenen

Painfully young... potentially perfect.

Painfully young... potentially perfect.

Oct 5th, 2018
John Van Trijp

Battle Night Haut Brion vs LMHB

Battle Night Haut Brion vs LMHB

Oct 5th, 2018
Andrew Shaheen

Very young but amazing depth

Very young but amazing depth

Jun 3rd, 2018
Marc vanholst

Needs much more time

Needs much more time

May 26th, 2018
Conrad Green

Very pure fruit. Pretty with violets and dark black fruit. Killer stuff. Years ahead but glimpses of beauty

Very pure fruit. Pretty with violets and dark black fruit. Killer stuff. Years ahead but glimpses of beauty

Apr 11th, 2018
His Royal Highness

2005

Jul 4th, 2015
David L

David had this 2 years ago

David had this 2 years ago

May 2nd, 2019