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Château la Mission Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 1996

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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
05/26/2012

At present, I would rate the 1995 La Mission slightly ahead of the 1996, only because the 1995 possesses a forward, sweet, complex, more evolved nose. It find it impossible to resist the 1995s density and richness. Nevertheless, the 1996 is an outst... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


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

At present I would rate the 1995 La Mission slightly ahead of the 1996 only because the 1995 possesses a forward sweet complex more evolved nose. It find it impossible to resist the 1995 s density and richness. Nevertheless the 1996 is an outstanding wine. The color is a dark ruby/purple and the nose offers up roasted herbs sweet blueberry jam and cassis scents intermingled with earth and truffle-like aromas. Round rich and sweet with medium to full body outstanding depth but not the weight glycerin and overall opulence of the 1995 the 1996 should hit its peak in 7-8 years and last for 25. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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