1989 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JG 97
  • IWC 97
  • WS 96

Reviews for 1989 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

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.
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.
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...
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