1975 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 100
  • JG 94

Reviews for 1975 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 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
John Gilman - 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.