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2010 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • CG99
  • WA98
  • WS98
  • JL98
  • JS96

Reviews

CG99
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, January 2013
62% cabernet sauvignon 37% merlot and 1% cabernet franc. It is aged for 18-22 months in new oak. From 27 hectares of gravelly clay soil. Ten percent less production than 2009. This looms much larger than the second wine... 62% cabernet sauvignon 37% merlot and 1% cabernet franc. It is aged for 18-22 months in new oak. From 27 hectares of gravelly clay soil. Ten percent less production than 2009. This looms much larger than the second wine with a nose full of spice black tea and dried tobacco. Pure power on the palate this is dense but still somehow weightless with tannins packed very tight. Flavors of licorice black cherry truffle and chocolate abound on the palate. The freshness and density balances the 15.1% alcohol. This will drink well for 50+ years. A blockbuster the 2010 La Mission Haut-Brion is a candidate for wine of the vintage. However will this style be for everybody?
WA98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
2010 La Mission-Haut-Brion: One of the most powerful La Missions ever produced the 2010 a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc achieved 15% natural alcohol (even higher than the 2009's... 2010 La Mission-Haut-Brion: One of the most powerful La Missions ever produced the 2010 a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc achieved 15% natural alcohol (even higher than the 2009's 14.7%). Nevertheless the pH is normal which gives the wine an extraordinary precision freshness and vibrancy despite its massive size. A blue/purple color is followed by a classic nose of blueberry liqueur creme de cassis spring flowers and crushed rocks. This monumental full-bodied incredibly rich La Mission-Haut-Brion will need a decade of cellaring and should last for 40-50 years. It is slightly fatter and creamier than its sibling rival the 2010 Chateau Haut-Brion.
WS98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
This is loaded with a torrent of pastis crushed plum blueberry and boysenberry fruit backed by tarry tannins and a long spice- and graphite-filled finish. Big but very very sleek. Highest percentage of Cabernet ever for... This is loaded with a torrent of pastis crushed plum blueberry and boysenberry fruit backed by tarry tannins and a long spice- and graphite-filled finish. Big but very very sleek. Highest percentage of Cabernet ever for La Mission (62 percent).
JL98
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
La Mission Haut Brion is produced from a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot and a dollop of Cabernet Franc. The wine reached 15.1% natural alcohol with pH levels of 3.67. This picture is very different than what... La Mission Haut Brion is produced from a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot and a dollop of Cabernet Franc. The wine reached 15.1% natural alcohol with pH levels of 3.67. This picture is very different than what we saw in 2009 which was made from equal parts Merlot and cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc. 2010 is slightly higher in alcohol as the 2009 reached 14.7. Tasters who go by the numbers might have problems with the wine but there was no sensation of heat. Everything is in balance. This is a contender for the highest concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon in the history of La Mission Haut Brion. This is due to a combination of the perfect levels of ripeness reached in the Cabernet Sauvignon and the draught plagued Merlot which had problems ripening correctly. . 2010 La Mission Haut Brion explodes with earth minerals cassis burning embers truffle and blackberry scents. This opens to a dense concentrated full bodied tannic wine. This powerful La Mission Haut Brion is packed with mocha cassis blackberry and spice. Stylistically this is a big powerful masculine La Mission Haut Brion that will require serious cellar time.
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
This is very perfumed for La Mission with dark berry light chocolate flowers and minerals. Full and silky with fine tannins and a bright and tangy finish. Intense and powerful. Refined. Long.

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