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Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend
1970 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend
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Reviews for 1970 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, February 2015
The 1970 La Mission is fully mature and drinking beautifully today. The nose offers up a complex blend of saddle leather, black fruit (that became more raspberry-like as it got air), singed cigar tobacco, black truffles...
The 1970 La Mission is fully mature and drinking beautifully today. The nose offers up a complex blend of saddle leather, black fruit (that became more raspberry-like as it got air), singed cigar tobacco, black truffles, earth and gamey tones. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, complex and resolved, with a certain sturdy rusticity to it that has been typical of the ’70 La Mission since day one, but with excellent focus and depth, a sweet core of black fruit, and fine length on the finish. Structurally this wine is wide open and ready to go, with no rough edges. I prefer the slightly more gentle and floral 1971 La Mission to the 1970, but that is not to take anything away from this fine bottle of mature claret.
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 1993
Medium garnet; spicy vanilla nose with cedar and cassis accents; very full-blown cassis flavor; very concentrated generous and complex; has some volatile acidity but it's not a flaw.
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