1995 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • JG 94
  • WS 92
  • IWC 91
  • JR 91

Reviews for 1995 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2012
This vintage is aging at a glacial pace and the tannins are currently more significant than their counterbalancing components of fruit and glycerin. While the word “potential” seems to be the most positive descriptor for... This vintage is aging at a glacial pace and the tannins are currently more significant than their counterbalancing components of fruit and glycerin. While the word “potential” seems to be the most positive descriptor for this vintage, there are some nagging doubts about whether all the tannins will melt away and the fruit will hold. As in most 1995s, the color remains a healthy dark plum/purple. One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has buttressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La Mission’s classic asphalt, cassis, blackberry, smoky barbecue, meaty notes intermixed with a hint of hot rocks. The 1995 is still a young wine and I am beginning to wonder if this vintage overall will resemble 1975 rather than something with more charm? Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035? 95+ - Robert Parker
JG 94
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, February 2015
It had been fifteen years since I last tasted the 1995 La Mission, but a friend generously offered to pop a bottle for me when I told him that I was working on this article. The wine is still young (not surprisingly), but... It had been fifteen years since I last tasted the 1995 La Mission, but a friend generously offered to pop a bottle for me when I told him that I was working on this article. The wine is still young (not surprisingly), but is just brimming with promise and really does start to blossom a bit with some extended aeration. The bouquet is deep and utterly classic in its constellation of dark berries, singed tobacco, complex, dark soil tones, tobacco leaf, smoke, a touch of mint and a very discreet base of nutty new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a rock solid core, great focus and grip, ripe, seamless tannins and outstanding length and grip on the very pure and classy finish. All this excellent vintage of La Mission needs is a bit more time in the cellar to soften up a bit more.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Subtle aromas of sweet tobacco cigar box and ripe strawberry. Full-bodied with very well-integrated tightly woven tannins. Chewy rich. Needs more time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. -JS
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 1998
Good full red. Pungent redcurrant mineral plum coffee and smoke aromas. Penetrating firm and tightly wound with excellent intensity and delineation of flavor; hiding its density today. Very long and firm on the back end... Good full red. Pungent redcurrant mineral plum coffee and smoke aromas. Penetrating firm and tightly wound with excellent intensity and delineation of flavor; hiding its density today. Very long and firm on the back end; tannins coat the entire mouth. A strong showing for this wine. 91(+?) points
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2011
50% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon. Mid ruby. Occluded nose. Rather a gentle beast. Rich and sweet with the bite of dust tannins on the finish. Very sweet and flattering. Very definitely a smudgy... 50% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon. Mid ruby. Occluded nose. Rather a gentle beast. Rich and sweet with the bite of dust tannins on the finish. Very sweet and flattering. Very definitely a smudgy ‘cloud’ of a wine. Medium weight. Not lots of intensity. Quite delicate. But lovely length even if the dryness of the tannins is starting to triumph. Long. 17.5/20