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Château la Mission Haut-Brion Saint-Emilion 1986

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This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

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

Member Reviews for Château la Mission Haut-Brion Saint-Emilion

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Snooth User: Robert Parker
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4.50 5
08/24/2007

The 1986 Haut-Brion, which I thought should be fully mature by now, remains a backward, highly concentrated, powerful wine with more noticeable tannin than most top vintages. The wine does possesses a tell-tale smoky tobacco and sweet black currant-scented nose, in addition to subtle new oak and minerals scents. This medium to full-bodied, rich, intensely smoky wine has still not reached its plateau of maturity. It is unquestionably the wine of the vintage for Graves, and not far off the pace of the great 1986 first-growth Medocs.


Snooth User: Dom Martinez
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5.00 5
04/10/2011

Drank at manoir quat sasion. Unbelievable depth and finish, very powerful.


Snooth User: Strumerika
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5.00 5
06/15/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Château la Mission Haut-Brion Saint-Emilion

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/11/2009

...Aromas of cedar, tea, berry, cherry and leather. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins. Soft and delicious, but slightly dry on the finish... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Haut Brion 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/19/2012

This wine continues to be backward, but the bouquet is beginning to develop secondary nuances from roasted herbs and sweet cigar tobacco to compost, leathery notes, along with plenty of sweet cherry and black currant fruit. I had somewhat higher hope... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Haut Brion 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

1er Cru Classé


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/18/2011

Dark plum/ruby with a dusty, earthy, cigar box-scented nose, this somewhat austere, medium-bodied La Mission-Haut-Brion shows plenty of tannin in a somewhat muscular style without the charm and seductiveness of the ripest years. Nevertheless, the aro... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/07/2010

An extremely impressive, yet slightly hard wine; still closed, but could be as great as the 1952. Dark ruby in color and very aromatic, with a rich cherry aromas. Full-bodied, with full tannins and plenty of fruit, yet very closed and tight on the fi... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/25/2014

This wine continues to be backward but the bouquet is beginning to develop secondary nuances from roasted herbs and sweet cigar tobacco to compost leathery notes along with plenty of sweet cherry and black currant fruit. I had somewhat higher hopes for it a decade ago. The wine is still youthful quite pure medium to full-bodied but somewhat elevated austere tannins in the finish at age 16 are starting to make me think they will never become fully integrated. As always making a judgment c


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

1er Cru ClassŽ


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