2017 Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

La Mission has impressive volume on the nose, with crunchy fruits, some smoked meat and glossy tannins on the palate. There's excellent balance and coolness with elegant floral notes. It's really elegant and expressive.

Critic score
95.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£278.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2021 - 2036
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

TASTING NOTES

This is a very tight and focused young La Mission with a pretty center palate of dark fruit and flavors of oyster shell and hints of fresh tobacco. Serious and precise on the finish. 56% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon and 4% cabernet franc.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(95—96)/100