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Château la Mission Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 1995

Winemaker's Notes:

"Medium-full colour. Depth and class here. Quite Medoc-y. Still youthful. Fullish. Quite tannic but very good tannins. Backward but splendidly promising. Ripe and concentrated and profound. Very fine." (Clive Coates - The Vine - 01-Jan-1999)

Chateau Haut Brion:
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under t... Read more
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under the great stewardship of the Pontac family the wine's reputation was for years represented by the name of this enlightened and well respected family-- Pontac wine. Eventually as its renown grew, the name of the Estate came to replace that of its owners. The notion of a Great Growth was born! We find the first written mention of the wine in the Diaries of Samuel Pepys. While visiting the Royal Oak Tavern in London on April 10, 1663 Pepys wrote "There I drank a sort of French wine called Ho-Bryan (sic) which hath a good and most particular taste which I never before encountered....." Read less

External Reviews for Château la Mission Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/16/2011

Emerging from a very backward state, the 1995 La Mission has a dense ruby/purple color to the rim. Its nose of smoke, sweet charred earth intermixed with black currant and blueberry as well as mineral is beginning to gain intensity. In the mouth this... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 1995 opens in the glass, but it lacks the profound concentration and expressiveness found in the greatest vintages of this wine. The healthy dark ruby/purple color is followed by toasty, lead pencil, roasted herb, and black fruit aromas. Medium-b... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml



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"Medium-full colour. Depth and class here. Quite Medoc-y. Still youthful. Fullish. Quite tannic but very good tannins. Backward but splendidly promising. Ripe and concentrated and profound. Very fine." (Clive Coates - The Vine - 01-Jan-1999)

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