2005 Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

2005 Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

In this vintage La Mission comprises 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remaining 1% is Cabernet Franc. Very dense in appearance, certainly opaque. The aromas here reveal blackcurrant and mulberry, hedgerow fruits. The palate shows a lovely core of tightlywound fruit in a similar vein, with a complex leafy edge, layered and refined but certainly expansive. The concentration impresses as does the balance. The tannins are fine and well-veiled by the creamy-nuanced fruit. There is an earthy mineral quality here too and a lasting impression of ripe fruit. Terrific length - a very fine La Mission.

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2035info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

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