1970 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JG 91
  • WS 90

Reviews for 1970 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

JG 91
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.
WS 90
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.