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La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"Offers currant and plum on the nose, with hints of young sweet tobacco. Medium- to full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and silky tannins...88-91" WS 3/09

La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion:
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is the second wine of Château La Mission Haut-Brion. This name reflects the rich history and tradition of the Château. The Lazarist Fathers, also called the Priests of the Mission, inherited the domain of La Mission and took possession of it in 1664. They built a chapel, consecrated on August 16, 1698 by the dean of the chapter of Saint-André. The priests n... Read more
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is the second wine of Château La Mission Haut-Brion. This name reflects the rich history and tradition of the Château. The Lazarist Fathers, also called the Priests of the Mission, inherited the domain of La Mission and took possession of it in 1664. They built a chapel, consecrated on August 16, 1698 by the dean of the chapter of Saint-André. The priests named the chapel Notre-Dame de Haut-Brion. The exceptional quality of the wine produced by the good friars contributed to the growth of the congregation. The brothers thanked God for His blessings by engraving years of the best vintages on the beams of the chapel. The years 1784, 1811, 1848, 1874, 1899, 1900 appeared on the ceiling of the chapel. Read less

External Reviews for La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Patience will be rewarded with this style of Bordeaux that typifies restraint and subtlety. The deep ruby-colored 2000 is an impressive youthful Haut-Bailly. It offers endearing notes of black cherries, raspberries, and currants mixed with tobacco smoke, soil overtones, and subtle wood. The acidity is low, the tannin is present, and the overall quality is pure and well-balanced. This is a classic example of finesse and elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash;2025.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Aromas of berry and sweet tobacco follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Subtle character and refinement. Needs a bit more depth to be outstanding. Best after 2009.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Good bright ruby red. Deep, smoky aromas of plum syrup, raspberry, tobacco, iron and roasted nuts. Lush, silky and sweet, with insidious vinosity keeping the lush plum and tobacco flavors fresh and delineated. The suave Merlot tannins spread out to cover the entire palate. Much more a Merlot-dominated wine than the 2001, which is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Wonderful finesse and length to this wine. Loads of plum and berry, with hints of raspberry. Full-bodied, with a solid, velvety core of ripe fruit and tannins. Long finish. One of the few Pessacs better in 2000 than 1998. American-owned. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Fine. deep purple colored wine, revealing both its vibrant fruit and its solid tannins which show it will age. Vanilla and sweet black currant on the palate, ending with elegant freshness. Haut-Bailly is performing well at the moment, and this wine shows the property at its best.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A beauty, this deep ruby-colored wine offers a classic, smoky, cherry, red and black currant-scents nose, sweet, lush, forward fruit, medium body, true delicacy and elegance (as opposed to thinness and dilution), perfect balance and a lovely, long, supple, velvety-textured finish. This is a ballerina of a claret, with beautiful aromatics, lovely flavors, and impeccable equilibrium. Anticipated maturity: 2000ndash;2018.


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"Offers currant and plum on the nose, with hints of young sweet tobacco. Medium- to full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and silky tannins...88-91" WS 3/09

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