1989 La Mission Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • IWC 97
  • JG 97
  • WS 96

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Reg: $2,195.94

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
This is a profound bottle of La Mission-Haut-Brion with a deep ruby/purple color and a gorgeous nose of espresso tar tobacco mineral and blackberry blueberry and black currant fruit. The extraordinary smorgasbord of... This is a profound bottle of La Mission-Haut-Brion with a deep ruby/purple color and a gorgeous nose of espresso tar tobacco mineral and blackberry blueberry and black currant fruit. The extraordinary smorgasbord of aromatics is matched by a full-bodied viscous opulent style of wine with sweet jammy fruit yet enough tannin and acidity to provide uplift and definition. Still somewhat of an adolescent in terms of its development and far less evolved than its gorgeous sibling the 1990 this is a prodigious multi-dimensional wine that is a modern-day legend. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025. Last tasted 1/03.
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2002
... Knockout nose combines tobacco warm stones minerals menthol and burning woodsmoke. Wonderfully dense silky and sweet but there superb underlying acidity and tannic structure to buttress the wine flesh...
JG 97
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, February 2015
97+ The striking difference in purity between the top wines of 1989 and their counterparts in 1990 is very readily apparent in the magical 1989 La Mission Haut-Brion, which is a significant step from the very fine 1990... 97+ The striking difference in purity between the top wines of 1989 and their counterparts in 1990 is very readily apparent in the magical 1989 La Mission Haut-Brion, which is a significant step from the very fine 1990 paired up with it at this tasting. The brilliant and vibrant nose soars from the glass in a sappy blend of black cherries, blackberries, cigar wrapper, gravelly soil tones, smoke and a touch of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and nascently complex, with a rock solid core of sappy fruit, stunning soil inflection, ripe tannins and stunning purity on the beautifully focused and endless finish. This is one of the greatest young vintages of La Mission I have ever had the pleasure to taste.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2010
What a nose of pressed flowers and full-throttle dried fruits. Full-bodied with intense and very ripe fruit that has undertones of dried fruit raisin and grilled meat. Chewy and decadent almost rustic offering so much... What a nose of pressed flowers and full-throttle dried fruits. Full-bodied with intense and very ripe fruit that has undertones of dried fruit raisin and grilled meat. Chewy and decadent almost rustic offering so much richness and decadence. So much to give still but why wait?-'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 1989

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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.