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    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion

    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan 2016

    Bottle Size
    75CL
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    About Professional Wine Ratings
    A wine score is the quickest, simplest way for a wine critic to communicate their opinion about the quality of a wine. Professional wine rating scores from a wide range of critics, for example Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator, are usually adjusted for the 100-point scale. A mean of these scores is presented for specific vintages of a wine, as well as across all vintages.
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    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    WS
    Wine Spectator
    JH
    James Halliday
    BC
    Bob Campbell MW
    JS
    James Suckling
    BH
    Burghound
    RP
    98₊
    WS
    97
    JS
    97
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    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan 2016

    HK$3,880

    About The Wine
    Deep garnet-purple in color, it is just a little muted to begin, soon unfurling to reveal slowly growing scents of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries, dark chocolate and candied violets with nuances of crushed rocks, tobacco leaf, forest floor and fragrant earth plus a hint of bergamot. Medium-bodied and exquisitely elegant, the palate offers perfectly ripe, fine-grained tannins and tons of freshness with layer upon layer of perfumed fruit and a very long, ferrous-laced finish. RP
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    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Body
    Sweetness
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    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan 2017-BP_494695
    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan 2017
    Solidly built, with a roasted alder frame around a mix of steeped red and black currant, bitter plum and blackberry compote flavors. Lots of sweet tobacco and dried anise notes fill in on the finish, along with a chewy, tarry edge that should meld into the fruit with time. WS
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    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan 2006-BP_114661
    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan 2006
    RP
    94
    WS
    95
    A somewhat under-the-radar La Mission, the 2006 was generally overlooked following the brilliance of the 2005. A young, dense purple-hued wine that is developing beautifully, it exhibits notes of Asian plum sauce, charcoal, barbecue smoke, roasted meats, graphite and background oak. Full-bodied with good acidity, moderate tannin and a vigorous, powerful youthfulness, the 2006 will age more quickly than the 2005, but it still requires another 5-8 years of cellaring. Anticipated Maturity: 2014-2035. RP
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    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan 2019-BP_407592
    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan 2019
    RP
    99
    WS
    95
    JS
    98
    Blackcurrants and crushed stones with violets and roses. Earthy and black truffle notes, too. Medium to full body with firm, silky tannins that are layered and attractive, in a muscular and toned fashion. Iodine, ink, earth and bark with wet-vine undertones to the fruit at the end. Reserved and impressive. JS
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    La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 1995-BP_119824
    La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 1995
    RP
    91
    WS
    92
    Subtle aromas of sweet tobacco, cigar box and ripe strawberry. Full-bodied, with very well-integrated, tightly woven tannins. Chewy, rich. WS
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    La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2009-BP_330076
    La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2009
    RP
    100
    WS
    96
    A remarkable effort from the Dillon family, this is another large-scaled La Mission that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. It exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a magnificent bouquet of truffles, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, subtle smoke and spring flowers. The wine’s remarkable concentration offers up an unctuous/viscous texture, a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, sweet, sumptuous, nearly over-the-top flavors and massive density. Perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime La Mission-Haut-Brion, the 2009 will take its place alongside the many great wines made here since the early 1920s. The good news is that there are nearly 6,000 cases of the 2009. It should last for 50-75+ years. Given the wine’s unctuosity and sweetness of the tannin, I would have no problem drinking it in about 5-6 years. The final blend was 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc. RP
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    La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2010-BP_350838
    La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2010
    RP
    98₊
    WS
    97
    A strong candidate for a perfect score in about 15 years, the 2010 La Mission Haut-Brion could well turn out to be a modern-day version of their 1955. Sadly (or maybe fortunately) for me, I’m not old enough to have tasted the 1955 in 1958 from bottle, but this wine could also be an update on the more modern 2000 which, of course, I know well and actually own. This full-bodied, colossal giant of a wine is one of the goliaths of the vintage. It may well have the highest level of natural alcohol for any wine from the Left Bank of Bordeaux (15.1%) and has the definite potential to be a 50- to 75-year wine. Dense purple, it offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal embers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur along with massive concentration, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel and a monumental finish that goes well past a minute, which I think might be a record for a young Bordeaux. Keep in mind that the 2009, which I gave three digits, came in at 14.7%, but the pH of the 2010 is lower, giving the wine a freshness and precision that is remarkable. The final blend was 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and – unlike the Chapelle de la Mission, which has 26% Cabernet Franc – there’s only 1% Cabernet Franc in the 2010 La Mission Haut-Brion. This is a wine for those of you with youth on your side as well as patience. It will need a good decade of cellaring. An amazing wine. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2075+. RP
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    La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2015-BP_460113
    La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2015
    RP
    98
    WS
    96
    Youthfully mute with bright, youthful red currants, black raspberries, cassis and freshly crushed blackberries notions, it slowly unfurls to reveal an earthy/minerally undercurrent of damp soil, charcoal, iron ore and truffles plus a waft of violets. Medium to full-bodied, decadently fruited and yet wonderfully elegant with very ripe, very silky tannins, freshness that sits well in the background and an almost electric intensity of vibrant red and black fruit flavors, it finishes long and minerally. Just. Beautiful. - RP
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