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1996 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA89
  • WS89

Reviews

WA89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The 1996 La Mission-Haut-Brion was closed and backward when I tasted it in January. The wine was bottled in summer 1998 and should have had sufficient time to overcome any suppression from going from wood to glass. It... The 1996 La Mission-Haut-Brion was closed and backward when I tasted it in January. The wine was bottled in summer 1998 and should have had sufficient time to overcome any suppression from going from wood to glass. It possesses considerable potential and I would not be surprised to see it merit an outstanding score after 2-4 years of cellaring. The color is a healthy plum/purple and the wine exhibits some of the black fruit smoky mineral character of La Mission but it is medium-bodied and moderately high in tannin with notes of cedar. The finish was totally closed with the tannin in danger of dominating the wine's fruit. This muscular structured La Mission will take longer to come around than I originally predicted. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.</P>
WS89
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
A gentle friendly wine for the vintage. Aromas of berries tobacco and earth. Medium- to full-bodied round with soft tannins and a fruity aftertaste. Best after 2000