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Château la Mission Haut Brion Cru Classe 730 1966

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Château La Mission Haut-brion:
When the wine is young, the initial sensation is its unctuousness, the softness of a very ripe grape, the freshness of aromas and at the same time the texture of very special tanins. These meld with a trace of mineral in the wine. It is as if the land was in the glass, comprising notes of roasted coffee beans, cocoa and tobacco. This delicate bitterness is somewhat reminiscent of crystallized c... Read more
When the wine is young, the initial sensation is its unctuousness, the softness of a very ripe grape, the freshness of aromas and at the same time the texture of very special tanins. These meld with a trace of mineral in the wine. It is as if the land was in the glass, comprising notes of roasted coffee beans, cocoa and tobacco. This delicate bitterness is somewhat reminiscent of crystallized cherry-stones seeped in spirit. It is certainly a penchant for revealing all its qualities at once that distinguishes the wines of La Mission and pleases a lot of tasters. It is also the consummate expression of the land of the Graves of Pessac. When maturing, this wine is still generous, openly proffering all its qualities. This hedonistic side is one of its most attractive particularities. Read less

External Reviews for Château la Mission Haut Brion Cru Classe 730

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

On the austere side, but balanced and harmonious, finishing with surprising length. Sweet caramel and berry overtones ring on the finish.--Haut-Brion vertical. (HS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1966 Haut Brion 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/21/2011

The 1966 La Mission-Haut-Brion, never quite as rich and deep as the 1964, is still a beautifully made, elegant La Mission, with a very cedary and leather-scented, fruity bouquet, medium to full body, and a long, supple, velvety finish. I would advise... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1966 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml



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