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Château la Mission Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"Dense, with high but velvety tannins, top-flight purity, and a full-bodied, backward, formidably endowed style, this beauty seems to be set for a long life. It is difficult to compare 2008 with any other recent vintage, but the closest would probably be 1998. ...94-96+." WA 4/09.

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 Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

External Review
Source: AOC Fine Wines
04/07/2010

Dark purple color. Fruity nose fresh and of ripe type. Aromatic and fine. Fat on entry the wine develops both with volume and flesh on a body of nice size appearing tasty with a lovely touch fine tannins and a powerful finish. The length is good and aromatic. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/24/2009

Remarkably dark color. Aroma of dried rose petal, dust, tobacco and granite. Big entry of rich, round tannin. Intensely concentrated and deep. David Derby. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Mission Haut Brion, La 3000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2012

Another property that is harvested very late (September 23-October 17), the 2008 La Mission-Haut-Brion is a powerful, backward effort that is not yet fully expressing itself. A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc, it re... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Mission Haut Brion, La 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Nine Bottle Bordeaux Collector's Set Contains 1 bottle each of: Petrus, d'Yquem, Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Margaux, Latour, Haut Brion, Mission Haut Brion, Cheval Blanc 750ml


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

Remarkably dark color. Aroma of dried rose petal dust tobacco and granite. Big entry of rich round tannin. Intensely concentrated and deep. David Derby.



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"Dense, with high but velvety tannins, top-flight purity, and a full-bodied, backward, formidably endowed style, this beauty seems to be set for a long life. It is difficult to compare 2008 with any other recent vintage, but the closest would probably be 1998. ...94-96+." WA 4/09.

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