1999 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 93
  • WA 91
  • WS 90
  • JR 90
  • ST 90

Reviews for 1999 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

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.