2010 La Mission Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WA 98
  • WS 98
  • JL 98
  • JS 96
  • NM 94

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
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%)... 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.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
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).
JL 98
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
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.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
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.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
The La Mission Haut-Brion a blend of 37% Merlot 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc 3.57pH and knocking in at....15.1% alcohol. It has a wonderful nose with crushed stone black plum and graphite with an almost... The La Mission Haut-Brion a blend of 37% Merlot 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc 3.57pH and knocking in at....15.1% alcohol. It has a wonderful nose with crushed stone black plum and graphite with an almost Pauillac-like personality. The palate is medium-bodied and quite structured on the entry the Cabernet in the driving seat lending cedar and graphite. Linear strict brilliant focused with good tension on the finish you have to give to Jean-Philippe Delmas that the alcohol is cunningly disguised but on the other hand how about drinking more the a glass? That remains to be seen hence my caution. Tasted March 2011.
JJB 99
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
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?
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2010

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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

La Mission Haut Brion

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.