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La Mission Haut Brion 1997

Chateau La Mission Haut Brion

20 years

This dark ruby/plum-colored wine offers a big, spicy, tobacco leaf, and black fruit-scented nose, lots of structure and tannin, good depth, medium body, and enough accessibility to be consumed now (although it will improve for 5-7 years and last for a dozen or more). *** The 1997 La Mission-Haut-Brion is an easy to drink, medium-bodied wine with soft, ripe black currants intermixed with tobacco and notes of hot stones and spice. Charming, with low acidity, good fruit, but not much body or length, this open-knit, tasty La Mission should prove to be seductive if consumed over the next 10-12 years.

87 Robert Parker score

€ 1,900
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Chateau La Mission Haut Brion

Chateau La Mission Haut Brion is a top winery based in Bordeaux, France, located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation. The Chateau is in the famous wine growing region of Graves, with additional property in Talence. Chateau la Mission Haut Brion has been classified amongst the Grand Crus since the Graves Classification in 1953.

The chateau also produces a secondary wine labeled La Chapelle de la Mission since the 1991 vintage, mainly from its younger vines. A third, dry white wine named Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Blanc is also in production since the merger with Chateau Laville Haut Brion.

 

Not to be mistaken for the similar namesake Chateau Haut Brion, this prestigious winery repeatedly releases high grade wines at expensive prices, very well known for its remarkable bottle designs.

6,000 - 7,000 cases

Annual production

Grand Cru

Classification

Graves - Left Bank

Location/Region

21 hectares

Vineyard

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