2009 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JS 98
  • IWC 97
  • WE 97
  • NM 97
  • WS 96

Reviews for 2009 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
A candidate for the wine of the vintage the 2009 La Mission-Haut-Brion stood out as one of the most exceptional young wines I had ever tasted from barrel and its greatness has been confirmed in the bottle. A remarkable... A candidate for the wine of the vintage the 2009 La Mission-Haut-Brion stood out as one of the most exceptional young wines I had ever tasted from barrel and its greatness has been confirmed in the bottle. A remarkable effort from the Dillon family this is another large-scaled La Mission that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (47% of each) and the rest Cabernet Franc it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a magnificent bouquet of truffles scorched earth blackberry and blueberry liqueur subtle smoke and spring flowers. The wine-s remarkable concentration offers up an unctuous/viscous texture a skyscraper-like mouthfeel sweet sumptuous nearly over-the-top flavors and massive density. Perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime La Mission-Haut-Brion the 2009 will take its place alongside the many great wines made here since the early 1920s. The good news is that there are nearly 6000 cases of the 2009. It should last for 50-75+ years. Given the wine-s unctuosity and sweetness of the tannin I would have no problem drinking it in about 5-6 years.
JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 2012
This is already closing with blueberry, mineral, fresh herbs, and licorice. Full-bodied, with ultra fine tannins yet muscular and racy. This is already very firm and tight. Yet muscular like a world-class ballerina... This is already closing with blueberry, mineral, fresh herbs, and licorice. Full-bodied, with ultra fine tannins yet muscular and racy. This is already very firm and tight. Yet muscular like a world-class ballerina. Muscular. Try after 2018.
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright deep ruby. Brooding complex cabernet sauvignon-dominated nose of uncommon depth offering notes of cassis cigar box minerals cedar and dry herbs. Extremely pure and fresh with massive but still totally unevolved... Bright deep ruby. Brooding complex cabernet sauvignon-dominated nose of uncommon depth offering notes of cassis cigar box minerals cedar and dry herbs. Extremely pure and fresh with massive but still totally unevolved flavors of blackcurrant dark plum and minerals. I love this wine's impeccable balance and smooth tactile finish. A monumental La Mission with outstanding persistence.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Such a generous and ripe wine with a dark core of tannins surrounded by opulent fruit. Black fruits coffee very concentrated flavors a powerhouse of structure and richness. The warmth of the wine is palpable as is the... Such a generous and ripe wine with a dark core of tannins surrounded by opulent fruit. Black fruits coffee very concentrated flavors a powerhouse of structure and richness. The warmth of the wine is palpable as is the aging potential. R.V.
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2014
Tasted at Farr Vintner's La Mission dinner. The 2009 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion continues to impress. Here it has a sweet and generous bouquet than is just as generous and as opulent as back in January: billowing... Tasted at Farr Vintner's La Mission dinner. The 2009 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion continues to impress. Here it has a sweet and generous bouquet than is just as generous and as opulent as back in January: billowing aromas of liquorice, blackberry and iodine. The palate is full-bodied and feels very plush in the mouth, perhaps just a touch more savory than I was expecting but still utterly compelling. Watch this flex its muscles in years to come.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This is forcefully rendered with dark tar espresso and chocolate up front backed by dense layers of fig sauce currant reduction and smoldering black tea leaves. There's dense flesh and great drive on the finish which has... This is forcefully rendered with dark tar espresso and chocolate up front backed by dense layers of fig sauce currant reduction and smoldering black tea leaves. There's dense flesh and great drive on the finish which has serious grip. Best from 2016 through 2035. 6000 cases made. -JM
JJB 98
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, March 2010
47% Merlot 47% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Cabernet Franc. 14.7% alcohol which is the highest on record (previous high was 14.2% in 2005). A deep brooding wine of tremendous structure and complexity. Aromas of Santa Rosa... 47% Merlot 47% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Cabernet Franc. 14.7% alcohol which is the highest on record (previous high was 14.2% in 2005). A deep brooding wine of tremendous structure and complexity. Aromas of Santa Rosa plum and crushed blackberry mix with damp wood smoked meat and black licorice to form a stunning nose. The tannins coat the mouth but are surprisingly soft for such a young wine. I lingered over this for some time and look forward to tasting it again on release.