2009 Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2009 La Mission-Haut-Brion stood out as one of the most exceptional young wines I had ever tasted from barrel, and its greatness has been confirmed in the bottle. A remarkable effort from the Dillon family, this is another large-scaled La Mission that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (47% of each) and the rest Cabernet Franc, 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.

100 points Robert Parker

Pricing
Bottle
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£674.60
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£4,047.60
18 bottles available from £482.60 per bottle
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Report
6 available
£482.60
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£2,895.60
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£3,789.54

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    47% Cabernet Sauvignon
    47% Merlot
    6% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2009 Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan