2011 La Mission Haut Brion La Mission Haut Brion
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 96
  • NM 95
  • WA 95
  • WE 95
  • JS 93
  • WS 93
  • JR 93
  • JL 93
  • VN 91

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WS 96
Wine Spectator, April 2012
Tightly wound with a good chalky vibrancy and taut red currant damson plum and bitter cherry notes that show ample length. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The La Mission is a blend of 33.7% Merlot 11.3% Cabernet Franc and 55% Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose takes time to coalesce: very classic with ripe blackberry and briary fruit fine minerality a hint of black olive and... expand The La Mission is a blend of 33.7% Merlot 11.3% Cabernet Franc and 55% Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose takes time to coalesce: very classic with ripe blackberry and briary fruit fine minerality a hint of black olive and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins. This is an edgy La Mission with crisp acidity a silver citric thread dark broody brambly fruit and an almost angular but very fresh focused finish. I like the classicism of the 2011. Excellent. collapse
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The small production (4,150 cases) of 2011 La Mission-Haut-Brion displays the nobility and complexity of this great terroir. Burning embers, scorched earth, blueberry, black currant, licorice and spice aromas jump from... expand The small production (4,150 cases) of 2011 La Mission-Haut-Brion displays the nobility and complexity of this great terroir. Burning embers, scorched earth, blueberry, black currant, licorice and spice aromas jump from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored wine. With full body (atypical for a 2011), but no hard edges, this opulent, multidimensional, fleshy, rich, stunningly long, well-balanced La Mission is another great achievement in what has been nearly a century of producing remarkable wines from this hallowed vineyard. The long 2011 should be reasonably mature in another 4-6 years, and last for two decades. It will always be a revelation in a vintage that is unlikely to receive a lot of exciting press. The final blend was 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and 11% Cabernet Franc. - Robert M. Parker, Jr. collapse
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
(93-95 points) Barrel sample. An impressive wood- and tannin-laden wine, with intense, solid fruit. It's powerful, very dry and complex. ROGER VOSS
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, February 2014
A wine with pretty dark-chocolate, berry and currant character. Stones, too. Full body, chewy but polished tannins and a firm finish. Already showing the sea shell and iodine. Needs at least four or five years to soften... expand A wine with pretty dark-chocolate, berry and currant character. Stones, too. Full body, chewy but polished tannins and a firm finish. Already showing the sea shell and iodine. Needs at least four or five years to soften. Reminds me of the excellent 1978. Try in 2019. collapse
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2014
This sports a pleasantly grippy edge of briar and cassis bush notes, with a densely layered core of dark fig, blackberry and black currant fruit that should move to the fore soon enough. The long, mesquite-tinged finish... expand This sports a pleasantly grippy edge of briar and cassis bush notes, with a densely layered core of dark fig, blackberry and black currant fruit that should move to the fore soon enough. The long, mesquite-tinged finish has solid grip. Best from 2016 through 2030. – JM collapse
JR 93
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2015
18/20 Sweet, dark and spicy. Smells rich and robust and quite oaky. Lovely dark power with firm but refined structure. Dense and unyielding at the moment but a glorious dark promise. (JH)
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2014
Smoky, dark berries, medium/full bodied, with a sense of polish to the tannins that carries all the way through to the fresh, dark, smoky, plum finish. This will be better with 3-5 years of age. Read more... expand Smoky, dark berries, medium/full bodied, with a sense of polish to the tannins that carries all the way through to the fresh, dark, smoky, plum finish. This will be better with 3-5 years of age. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2011+Mission+Haut+Brion collapse
VN 91
Vinous, July 2014
91+ Good full ruby. Expressive aromas of raspberry, strawberry, Asian spices and minerals. Youthfully tight and dry, but already shows noteworthy focus and lift to the youthfully medicinal cherry and floral flavors. This... expand 91+ Good full ruby. Expressive aromas of raspberry, strawberry, Asian spices and minerals. Youthfully tight and dry, but already shows noteworthy focus and lift to the youthfully medicinal cherry and floral flavors. This could use a little more generosity on the long finish, but it's an outstanding wine of noteworthy purity. -- Ian D'Agata collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2011
Size 750ML

Label

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

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.