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Château la Mission Haut Brion Graves Slightly Scuffed Label 1985

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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

Editorial Reviews for Château la Mission Haut Brion Graves Slightly Scuffed Label

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,184
4.00 5
02/11/2009

A soft nose with lots of band-aid and some camphor, lovely soft enry, well resolved and mouthfilling with just a touch of chewy soft tannin adding weight, good balance with rich red fruits, some menthol and tobacco on the moderately long finish, turns a bit dry and quite savory with air. A good choice for near term consumption.


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Snooth User: Robert Parker
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5.00 5
09/25/2007

This has been a head turner since it was made. The 1985 is unbelievably rich, with a velvety, fat consistency oozing with herb, melon, and fig-like fruit. This voluptuously textured wine exhibits great length, richness, and character. It never closed up after bottling and remains an exceptionally full-bodied, intensely concentrated, yet well-delineated white Graves. If you have the income of a rock superstar, this would be worth having to fete the turn of the century.


Snooth User: Robert Parker
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4.00 5
07/16/2007

The 1985 is deliciously opulent, rich, and open knit. The color is a dark ruby/purple with some garnet at the edge. The wine offers a sweet, smoky, melted road tar, black currant-scented nose with toasty oak in the background. It has put on weight as it has evolved in the bottle, and appears to be better than ever, with copious quantities of lush, jammy black fruits intermixed with the smoky, roasted character so prevalent in this appellation. The low acidity and loosely-knit, medium to full-bodied, fleshy character make for delicious drinking.


External Reviews for Château la Mission Haut Brion Graves Slightly Scuffed Label

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/07/2012

The 1985 is deliciously opulent, rich, and open knit. The color is a dark ruby/purple with some garnet at the edge. The wine offers a sweet, smoky, melted road tar, black currant-scented nose with toasty oak in the background. It has put on weight as... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1985 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


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Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

1er Cru Classé


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

A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 1985 Haut Brion Blanc 1500ml


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Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

1er Cru ClassŽ


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/02/2011

Last Tasted 8/92 The 1985 is another example of how Haut-Brion appears to gain character in the bottle. From cask it was delicious, but hardly dazzling. After bottling, the wine's intense bouquet... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1985 Haut Brion 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/13/2011

This has always been one of the more seductive, savory, complex Haut-Brions of the eighties. My notes have always suggested that it is the quintessentially elegant, finesse-styled Haut-Brion. The colo... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1985 Haut Brion 750ml



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