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La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2000

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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 Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
02/06/2011

A beautiful, soft, richly fruity wine with silky tannins, loads of blue fruits, and hints of smoky barbecue and graphite, the 2000 La Chapelle de La Mission is fleshy, evolved, and complex, a top-notch success that gets a slight upgrade from my original review. Drink it over the next 5-10 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
04/07/2015

The 2000 Haut-Brion (a blend of 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc) showed incredibly at the tasting, and for me is one of the three or four most prodigious wines of the vintage. A compelling nose of roasted herbs, scorched earth, sweet blueberries, plums, black currants, and a hint of graphite is followed by a deep, layered, sumptuously textured, full-bodied Haut-Brion, but one with extraordinary complexity. This wine seems more evolved and approachable than I had expected it to be at age 10. My window of maturity seven years ago was 2012–2040, but I would change that to 2010–2050.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

Lovely aromas of dried lavender, crushed berries and minerals. Full-bodied, with firm, yet polished tannins and a medium finish of tobacco, berry and dark chocolate. A balanced and very pretty young red. Not quite as exciting as in barrel, but clearl... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Mission Haut Brion, La 1500ml


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
11/28/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2000 - Chateau Mission Haut Brion - Frankreich - Region: Bordeaux - Apellation: Bordeaux - Cabernet Sauvignon blend - 750 ml. 98 RP


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/28/2010

Tight and solid, with tobacco, berry, chocolate and vanilla throughout. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a delicious finish. The second wine of La Mission. Best after 2008. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/25/2010

...At the moment, it is closed, solid and chunky, but all the right hints are there, and it will develop slowly and in a sustained way over many years... Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Mission Haut Brion, La 6000ml


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
09/22/2011

The 2000 La Mission Haut-Brion is certainly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage. Its performance was off-the-charts in two separate tastings for this report. Deep blue/purple, with a nose of creme de cassis, floral scents, graphite, and subtle smoke, the wine is pure, deep, sumptuously textured, full-bodied, powerful (although certainly not at the power level of the amazing 2009). This wine certainly transcends its 13% natural alcohol and has the same level of concentration found in such great vintages of La Mission Haut-Brion as 1989, 1982, 1975, and of course, more recent efforts such as 2005, 2008, and 2009. Still young but beginning to display some secondary nuances, the wine has enormous layers of depth as well as an unctuous texture. Even though it is still quite youthful, I believe it will hit its prime in another 3-4 years and last 50 or more. It is certainly a wine that will likely jump dramatically in price once the price of the 2009 is released.


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