1955 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 100
  • JG 97

$2,701.78

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 1994
Even allowing for the greatness of Haut-Brion and Mouton-Rothschild the 1955 La Mission is the "wine of the vintage." It possesses a sweet cedary clove smoke and black-raspberry-scented nose and rich full-bodied... Even allowing for the greatness of Haut-Brion and Mouton-Rothschild the 1955 La Mission is the "wine of the vintage." It possesses a sweet cedary clove smoke and black-raspberry-scented nose and rich full-bodied remarkably harmonious flavors that ooze with ripe fruit glycerin and heady alcohol. The tannin has totally melted away and the wine reveals considerable rust at the edge so it is unlikely that the 1955 will improve with further cellaring. There is no indication of any fragility or decline so this wine can be safely drunk for 10-15 more years. It is an amazing complex superbly well-balanced La Mission-Haut-Brion!
JG 97
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, February 2015
The 1955 vintage of La Mission Haut-Brion is an absolutely brilliant bottle and I wish I had a box of this great wine in my cellar to help mark important landmarks in life’s unquenchable thirst for forward motion. The... The 1955 vintage of La Mission Haut-Brion is an absolutely brilliant bottle and I wish I had a box of this great wine in my cellar to help mark important landmarks in life’s unquenchable thirst for forward motion. The utterly brilliant nose soars from the glass in a complex and classic mélange of cassis, dark berries, singed cigar tobacco, a touch of mint, gloriously complex, dark soil tones, a touch of petroleum jelly, hints of lead pencil and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and powerfully built, with an old-fashioned La Mission personality, ripe, but still present tannins, broad shoulders and outstanding complexity and focus on the simply stunning finish. A great, great La Mission that rivals the most magical vintages of this wine I have ever had the pleasure to taste!
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 1955

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Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion is definitely bewitching. It possesses a great intensity that delights with complex red fruits and and the signature of its terroir showing notes of Havana cigars, chocolate, and roasted cedarwood. On the palate, the wine is spherical and generous with a long, silky finish.

Winery

Mission Haut Brion, La

Winery Description: Created by the noble Lestonnac family in the early years of the 16th century, the vineyard of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion owes its name and its reputation to a missionary order commonly known as the Lazarites, who held the property from 1682 until the French Revolution.

The property is situated just opposite that of Chateau Haut-Brion, in the Pessac-Leognan appellation of the Northern Graves region. The vineyard covers an area of 29 hectares of which 26.60 hectares are planted with 42.7% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10.3% Cabernet Franc with an annual production of 6,000 to 7,000 cases. Over 3 hectares are devoted to white grape varieties (Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc).

In 1983, the Dillon family, already owners of Chateau Haut-Brion, added Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion to Domaine Clarence Dillon’s holdings. The new owners immediately set to work on an ambitious renovation program for the property, giving La Mission a new lease on life.

In the space of twenty-five years, the Dillon family, having fallen under the spell of this enchanting estate, successfully completed their impressive makeover of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion so that for many years to come , it might continue to offer wine connoisseurs the world over a little glimpse of paradise in each bottle.