1994 La Mission Haut Brion 2021 Ex-Chateau Release
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
1994 La Mission Haut Brion 2021 Ex-Chateau Release
  • WA 92
  • NM 92
  • JL 90

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Reg: $335.00

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In Stock: 0 btls
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ETA: Pending

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2012
This vintage again demonstrates what an extraordinary terroir La Mission-Haut-Brion possesses. It was not an easy year, with rain, flowering issues and uncooperative weather in the critical months of August and September...   This vintage again demonstrates what an extraordinary terroir La Mission-Haut-Brion possesses. It was not an easy year, with rain, flowering issues and uncooperative weather in the critical months of August and September, but the vineyard’s superb drainage and La Mission’s ability to produce fascinating aromatics even in difficult vintages triumphs again. Classic Graves aromas of charcoal, scorched earth, red and black fruits, truffles, graphite and melted tar emerge from this dark garnet/plum-colored 1994. In the mouth, there is some angularity and rustic tannins remaining, but they are not out of balance. With medium to full body as well as more depth than many of its peers, the wine appears to be close to full maturity. However, with this level of acidity and tannin, it is not likely to fall apart any time soon. Anticipated maturity: now-2025.  
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2009
Tasted at an off-line dinner in Singapore. This is such a lovely Pessac-Leognan that is drinking perfectly now. It has a slightly austere, reserved nose that opens up slowly in the glass with touches of cigar box and...   Tasted at an off-line dinner in Singapore. This is such a lovely Pessac-Leognan that is drinking perfectly now. It has a slightly austere, reserved nose that opens up slowly in the glass with touches of cigar box and tobacco that become more accentuated with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a sense of natural balance, a little dusty perhaps, but great poise and nonchalance towards the finish. It will not ameliorate, but I can see this La Mission cruising along its plateau for at least another decade. Drink now-2020. Tasted November 2009.  
JL 90
TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2018
Fully mature, this has morphed into an elegant, soft, refined, lighter style of La Mission Haut Brion. Everything has moved to the subtle side. The wine is not overly complex, but the sweet notes of cassis, cherry and...   Fully mature, this has morphed into an elegant, soft, refined, lighter style of La Mission Haut Brion. Everything has moved to the subtle side. The wine is not overly complex, but the sweet notes of cassis, cherry and cigar wrapper were there, just to a lighter degree. The tannins have completely melted away. The soft finish is on the short side. The wine is now, disarmingly easy to drink. If you have any of this in your cellar, you need to be popping those corks, before the remaining fruit fades away. Pop and pour, or a short, 20 minute decant is all this needs. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=1994&wine=Chateau%20La%20Mission%20Haut-Brion  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 1994
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

Winery

La Mission Haut Brion

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.