2008 Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Dark and brooding. Ripe damson and black cherry fruit, powerful and intense. Rich sweetness on the attack. Concentrated and, while supple textured through to the mid-palate, incredibly mineral, with graphite purity and intensity through to the finish. Tannins are strongly fruit-derived, yet powerfully mineral and the wine is carried to a very long finish by a fine acidity. Fruit purity, minerality and controlled power. Robert Parker: 94-96+

Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
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£1,213.08
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
Report
1 available
£1,229.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2033
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2008 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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