La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 1990

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I bought just one lonesome bottle of this 1990 la mission haut brion back when i first started accumulating fine wines in the early 1990s, and alas... Read more

...ostentatious, with a sweet, spicy, cedary, fruitcake, roasted black fruit-scented nose, admirable richness, a juicy, succulent, voluptuous textu... Read more

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Snooth User: scruzer
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2.00 5
12/30/2010

I bought just one lonesome bottle of this 1990 la mission haut brion back when i first started accumulating fine wines in the early 1990s, and alas when i opened it, it had been consumed by the action of brettanomyces, hollowing out the body of the wine, and turning it into a sweaty horse blanket of funk. Still one could tell it was a fine wine, but alas this bottle (and likely much of the vintage) has been ravaged by the action of this nefarious yeast which adores new French oak and feeds on cellulose among other sugars. Big disappointment.Watch out!


External Reviews for La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/03/2009

...ostentatious, with a sweet, spicy, cedary, fruitcake, roasted black fruit-scented nose, admirable richness, a juicy, succulent, voluptuous texture, gobs of fruit and glycerin, low acidity, and a full-bodied, layered finish... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


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Source: SoDivin
05/07/2009

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/18/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewSurprisingly, the 1990 La Mission-Haut-Brion performed nearly as well as the 1989. Three of the tasters in the group of seven who participated in this blind tasting rated it higher than the 1989. I make this point because I think the 1990 is improving in the bottle, similar to the evolution of the 1990 Haut-Brion. The 1990 La Mission performed well-above my original score of 92. The wine is ostentatious, with a sweet, spicy, cedary, fruitcake, roasted black fruit-scented nose, admirable richness, a juicy, succulent, voluptuous texture, gobs of fruit and glycerin, low acidity, and a full-bodied, layered finish. This splendidly chewy, intense La Mission-Haut-Brion will come close to matching the quality of the legendary 1989. It will continue to drink well for another two decades.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/17/2009

Much more linear and firm than the 1989. Full- to medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a racy finish. A fine wine. '89/'90 Bordeaux non-blind horizontal. Drink now. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Much more linear and firm than the 1989. Full- to medium-bodied with firm tannins and a racy finish. A fine wine. 89/ 90 Bordeaux non-blind horizontal. Drink now. (JS) Wine Spectator.


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Source: SoDivin
07/11/2009

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Parker review: Much like its nearby rival, Haut Brion, the 1990 La Mission has always been<br/>relatively evolved, complex, and supple-textured. Even at age 3-4 it performed<br/>beautifully. The tannins are sweet, the acidity low, and the high levels of<br/>glycerin and concentrated fruit have always been present, and they show no<br/>signs of abating. A dark plum/blue/garnet color is followed by a sweet perfume<br/>of chocolate, rich, jammy, berry fruit, and hints of smoked herbs as well as<br/>meat juices. It remains a full-bodied, opulent, even ostentatious wine that<br/>should drink beautifully for two more decades... <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Jun-2009)

Parker review: Much like its nearby rival, Haut Brion, the 1990 La Mission has always been<br/>relatively evolved, complex, and supple-textured. Even at age 3-4 it performed<br/>beautifully. The tannins are sweet, the acidity low, and the high levels of<br/>glycerin and concentrated fruit have always been present, and they show no<br/>signs of abating. A dark plum/blue/garnet color is followed by a sweet perfume<br/>of chocolate, rich, jammy, berry fruit, and hints of smoked herbs as well as<br/>meat juices. It remains a full-bodied, opulent, even ostentatious wine that<br/>should drink beautifully for two more decades... <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Jun-2009)

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