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Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"The second wine is also a *great success*, revealing much of the character of its bigger brother, although not the weight or richness. The open-knit, *plush, opulent, fresh, lively* 2011 La Chapelle de la Mission is ideal for drinking in its first 10-15 years of life.I can't say enough good things about the job Jean-Philippe Delmas has done after taking over for his well-known father at La Mission-Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion. As long-time readers know, I am an addict for both of these wines."*Robert Parker rating: (90-92 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion:
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is the second wine of Château La Mission Haut-Brion. This name reflects the rich history and tradition of the Château. The Lazarist Fathers, also called the Priests of the Mission, inherited the domain of La Mission and took possession of it in 1664. They built a chapel, consecrated on August 16, 1698 by the dean of the chapter of Saint-André. The priests n... Read more
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is the second wine of Château La Mission Haut-Brion. This name reflects the rich history and tradition of the Château. The Lazarist Fathers, also called the Priests of the Mission, inherited the domain of La Mission and took possession of it in 1664. They built a chapel, consecrated on August 16, 1698 by the dean of the chapter of Saint-André. The priests named the chapel Notre-Dame de Haut-Brion. The exceptional quality of the wine produced by the good friars contributed to the growth of the congregation. The brothers thanked God for His blessings by engraving years of the best vintages on the beams of the chapel. The years 1784, 1811, 1848, 1874, 1899, 1900 appeared on the ceiling of the chapel. Read less

External Reviews for Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/18/2012

68.7% merlot, 11.7% cabernet franc, and 19.6% cabernet sauvignon. This is the second wine of La Mission Haut-Brion. The 2011 has a very fragrant, high-toned nose of pure cassis. Round, clean, and polished on the palate even at this early stage, this ... Cory Gowan. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion, La 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/17/2012

64% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, and 6% cabernet franc aged for 16 months in 50-65% new barrels. Situated on a 30 hectare plot, its unique gravelly sand soils sit on fossil-rich subsoil. The 2011 vintage is a medium bright red. Soft, pure, and ver... Cory Gowan. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Haut Bailly 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/17/2012

42.1% sauvignon blanc, 57.9% semillon. Aged in 47% new oak. Lemon yellow color with green hints. Bright citrus notes dominate backed up by gooseberry and beeswax. This is closed down and tight, but with great complexity and dominant lemon curd and va... Geoffrey Binder. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Haut Brion Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/09/2013

Attractive spicy nose with coffee and chocolate. Some juniper and black pepper. Blueberries and dark cherries. Vibrant and smooth on the palate with good fruit and fine soft tannins. Smooth, long finish. Second wine of Haut-Bailly. Drink after 2015. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Le Parde de Haut Bailly 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

64% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 6% cabernet franc aged for 16 months in 50-65% new barrels. Situated on a 30 hectare plot its unique gravelly sand soils sit on fossil-rich subsoil. The 2011 vintage is a medium bright red. Soft pure and very fragrant on the nose a hallmark of Haut-Bailly this has aromas of tar and blackberry liqueur. With a soft entry this is ripe and pure on the palate with intense blue fruit flavors before yielding to some firm tannins. Though this will take some time to come together it also has one of the longest unhurried finishes of any 2011 Pessac. Owned by American Robert Wilmers since 1998 Chateau Haut-Bailly has seen a tremendous resurgence in quality. Well done. Tasted twice. Enjoy 2016-2026. Cory Gowan.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2012

Tight, with hints of mesquite and tar, showing good racy tobacco leaf and cassis notes. Tasted non-blind. -J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion, La 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/16/2012

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. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Mission Haut Brion, La 6000ml


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"The second wine is also a *great success*, revealing much of the character of its bigger brother, although not the weight or richness. The open-knit, *plush, opulent, fresh, lively* 2011 La Chapelle de la Mission is ideal for drinking in its first 10-15 years of life.I can't say enough good things about the job Jean-Philippe Delmas has done after taking over for his well-known father at La Mission-Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion. As long-time readers know, I am an addict for both of these wines."*Robert Parker rating: (90-92 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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