1975 La Mission Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WA 100
  • JG 94

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1996
The 1975 La Mission-Haut-Brion has been the most consistent wine of the vintage. Super-concentrated and now beginning to shed enough tannin so that it can be fully appreciated this enormously constituted La... The 1975 La Mission-Haut-Brion has been the most consistent wine of the vintage. Super-concentrated and now beginning to shed enough tannin so that it can be fully appreciated this enormously constituted La Mission-Haut-Brion has developed that fabulous Graves set of aromatics - tobacco black fruits minerals roasted herbs and cedar. Huge massive thick and succulent with moderate tannin and some amber notes at the edge this wine will reach full maturity by the turn of the century and last for 30-40 years. An extraordinary La Mission-Haut-Brion it comes closest in style to resembling the 1945 with a hint of the sweet ripe 1959. The notes for this wine are taken from the description of Series I of the 1995 tasting conducted in Munich by Helga and Hardy Rodenstock.
JG 94
View From The Cellar, February 2015
94+ I have had the pleasure to taste the powerful 1975 La Mission on several occasions, and while I have always been impressed with the quality of the wine, I am not quite as smitten with this vintage as several other... 94+ I have had the pleasure to taste the powerful 1975 La Mission on several occasions, and while I have always been impressed with the quality of the wine, I am not quite as smitten with this vintage as several other commentators. The deep and classic La Mission bouquet soars from the glass in a slightly horsey blend of cassis, dark berries, saddle leather, plenty of chipotle pepper, tobacco, herbs, plenty of dark soil tones and a topnote of cigar box. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very complex, with a rock solid core of fruit, plenty of tannins still waiting to be resolved and outstanding length and grip on the very powerful finish. While this wine is already drinkable, it seems to me that it remains a bit primary on both the nose and palate and will continue to improve if allowed to stay in the cellar another five to ten years. There is certainly no rush to drink it, as it is a very structured, old-fashioned style of La Mission that should last for decades to come.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 1975

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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

La Mission Haut Brion

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.