1998 La Mission Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 96
  • WA 93
  • IWC 93

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WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2009
Very dark ruby color still. The nose is deep and dense with intense aromas of licorice blackberry warm stones and a hint of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied with flavors of berries iodine and chocolate. The tannin structure... Very dark ruby color still. The nose is deep and dense with intense aromas of licorice blackberry warm stones and a hint of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied with flavors of berries iodine and chocolate. The tannin structure builds on the palate. Still needs to come together. A baby.-'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2012. -JS
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2001
Complex aromas of scorched earth minerals black fruits lead pencil and subtle wood accompany this classic full-bodied La Mission. It boasts superb purity an expansive concentrated mid-palate and sweet tannin in the long... Complex aromas of scorched earth minerals black fruits lead pencil and subtle wood accompany this classic full-bodied La Mission. It boasts superb purity an expansive concentrated mid-palate and sweet tannin in the long muscular yet refined finish. This superb La Mission-Haut-Brion which requires 6-7 years of cellaring gets my nod as one of the finest La Mission's produced. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2000
...Deeply pitched aromas of roasted stones raspberry cherry plum licorice and menthol. A step up in sweetness and complexity from the young '99: round and full but shapely and solidly built. Finishes with lush very fine... ...Deeply pitched aromas of roasted stones raspberry cherry plum licorice and menthol. A step up in sweetness and complexity from the young '99: round and full but shapely and solidly built. Finishes with lush very fine tannins nicely supported by middle-palate extract.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 1998

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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.