2007 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WA 92
  • IWC 92

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2009
The 2007 La Mission Haut Brion a candidate for wine of the vintage exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with notes of melted licorice blueberries cassis burning embers and charcoal sweet tannin medium to full body a... The 2007 La Mission Haut Brion a candidate for wine of the vintage exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with notes of melted licorice blueberries cassis burning embers and charcoal sweet tannin medium to full body a fleshy mouthfeel and an endearing succulence as well as lushness. Already appealing it should continue to evolve and drink well for 15+ years. It is a great success for the vintage.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
(48% cabernet sauvignon 43% merlot and 9% cabernet franc) Good full red-ruby. Complex aromas of black raspberry mocha smoke licorice minerals and flint plus a whiff of caramel. Juicy spicy and penetrating with lovely cut... (48% cabernet sauvignon 43% merlot and 9% cabernet franc) Good full red-ruby. Complex aromas of black raspberry mocha smoke licorice minerals and flint plus a whiff of caramel. Juicy spicy and penetrating with lovely cut and intensity. Leaner than Haut-Brion today but this is essentially a supple wine despite some evident minerality and the fact that the cabernet sauvignon component here actually had a slightly higher pH than the merlot. Finishes with rather fine tannins. This is actually a hair higher in acidity and lower in pH than the Haut-Brion 2007.
JJB 92
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2008
43% Merlot 48% cabernet Sauvignon 9% Cabernet Franc. 30% new oak. The color is dark opaque purple with a perfumed spring flowers blackberries roasted coffee and a secondary nose of pavement and gravel phenols. The wine... 43% Merlot 48% cabernet Sauvignon 9% Cabernet Franc. 30% new oak. The color is dark opaque purple with a perfumed spring flowers blackberries roasted coffee and a secondary nose of pavement and gravel phenols. The wine is medium-bodied and is balances the fruit with fine ripe tannins. Ripe black cherry and black berry fruit with savory olives in an attractive polished mid-palate that expands with ripe fine grained tannins on the finish.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2007

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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.