1999 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • NM 93
  • WA 91
  • WS 90
  • JR 90
  • ST 90

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NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2009
Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. This bottle is showing less bravura than the one at the La Mission vertical last May. It has a relative, light leafy bouquet with dried herbs, a touch of singed leather... Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. This bottle is showing less bravura than the one at the La Mission vertical last May. It has a relative, light leafy bouquet with dried herbs, a touch of singed leather, some mint developing with aeration that I hitherto have not noticed. The palate is medium-bodied, grainy entry, nice purity on the entry, firm tannins – good backbone here with a touch of savoury fruit towards the finish that has been shaved of the persistency it exhibited before. Foursquare but very well defined. Excellent. Drink now-2025.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2012
Made in a lighter style, the fully mature 1999 reveals notes of beef blood, roasted herbs, black truffles, damp earth and black currants intermixed with hints of espresso and spice box. This medium-bodied, velvety... Made in a lighter style, the fully mature 1999 reveals notes of beef blood, roasted herbs, black truffles, damp earth and black currants intermixed with hints of espresso and spice box. This medium-bodied, velvety textured, lush La Mission should hold nicely for a decade in a cold cellar. - Robert Parker
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2010
Offers rose and blackberry, with currant jam aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of fruit. This is very youthful, yet silky and refined. Just coming around.—'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009)... Offers rose and blackberry, with currant jam aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of fruit. This is very youthful, yet silky and refined. Just coming around.—'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. 5,830 cases made.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2009
Mid crimson, mid evolution. Light and a bit lean. Definitely doesn't taste like a member of the first growth club in this particular vintage! Rather awkward and jagged. Though long and rich on the finish. I am perhaps... Mid crimson, mid evolution. Light and a bit lean. Definitely doesn't taste like a member of the first growth club in this particular vintage! Rather awkward and jagged. Though long and rich on the finish. I am perhaps being a bit hard on this wine. 17/20
ST 90
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2002
Full ruby-red color. Aromas of currant, minerals and tar. Seems a bit loose-knit on the front end for this wine, but has firm acidity. Then more impressive on the back half, with good shape and vinosity. Finishes firm and... Full ruby-red color. Aromas of currant, minerals and tar. Seems a bit loose-knit on the front end for this wine, but has firm acidity. Then more impressive on the back half, with good shape and vinosity. Finishes firm and ripely tannic, with subtle persistence.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 1999

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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

Mission Haut Brion, La

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.