2000 Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Given a 100 point score by influential wine critic, Robert Parker. This is a deep and profound wine; quite closed on the nose, with notes of blackberry, cassis, smoke and mocha. On the palate, this is intense and concentrated, with finely expressed, but robust tannins. The fruit is layered and attractive, with blackcurrant and a touch of smoky graphite coming through. A truly beautiful wine, with an extremely long finish.

Pricing
Bottle
14 available
£650.68
Case, 12 Bottles
1 available
£7,808.16

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Merlot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2011 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2000 Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
Château La Mission Haut-Brion

La Mission Haut-Brion shares more than just a name with its famous First Growth neighbour. Sitting opposite each other in the wine region of Pessac-Léognan (although La Mission also lies in the suburb of Talence rather than just Pessac) they are both owned by the Clarence Dillon family and have the same winemaking team. La Mission Haut-Brion can trace its history back to the 16th century, and its name was derived from the missionary community of Lazarist monks who took over the property in 1664. It passed through several hands over the centuries until finally being bought by the Dillons in 1983. Since then it has gained a reputation to rival Haut-Brion: in fact wine critic Robert Parker, has awarded La Mission Haut-Brion more 100-point scores than any other wine in the Médoc and Graves.

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