La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2002
Berry Bros & Rudd review: Legendary winemaker Jean-Philippe Delmas produces two of Bordeaux's greatest<br/>wines: Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion. Reflecting the character of the<br/>vintage, this La Mission has much more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual (48%, with<br/>52% Merlot) which comes through on the more structured palate. This has a<br/>classy vanilla-oak nose with mocha hints. The ripe plum and cherry fruit is as<br/>pure and concentrated as ever although the tannins are more formidable than<br/>usual making this a real vin de garde. This is arguably just as good as its<br/>illustrious stablemate in 2002. Drink 2012-2020.
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This elegant, medium-bodied offering exhibits smoky, earthy notes along with hints of figs and plums, medium body, and a short finish. Drink it over the next 6-8 years. Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml
Lots of blackberries, tobacco and minerals. Fragrant wine. Full-bodied, with very fine tannins and berry and mineral character. Long finish. Almost 95-100. Château La Mission-Haut-Brion pulls out the stops in a less than perfect year. Score range: ... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml
Complex aromas of blackberries tobacco and cedar follow through to a full-bodied palate with ripe velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Very beautiful. Best after 2009. -JS Wine Spectator.
...Good ruby-red. Redcurrant plum tobacco and flowers on the nose. Suave and light on its feet with excellent integrated acidity framing and extending the flavors. Classy and classic wine finishing with ripe building tannins. This would be perfect with a cigar... Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Good ruby-red. Redcurrant, plum, tobacco and flowers on the nose. Suave and light on its feet, with excellent integrated acidity framing and extending the flavors. Classy and classic wine, finishing with ripe, building tannins. This would be perfect with a cigar. Today Delmas and Masclet prefer this 2002 to the 2001 Haut-Brion, but for La Mission they give the edge to the 2001.
Complex aromas of blackberries, tobacco and cedar follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ripe, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Very beautiful. Best after 2009.
Whether it’s a coincidence, or because in relatively cool years the first-growth terroirs are brilliant, Haut-Brion has turned out a beautifully classic, medium-bodied, precise and focused 2002 boasting a deep ruby/purple color as well as strikingly elegant aromatics (crushed stones, plums, black cherries, currants, figs, and earth). The wine possesses impressively measured power and elegance offered in a medium-bodied, nicely-structured, exceptionally pure format. It is unusual for Haut-Brion to dominate La Mission Haut-Brion at such a young age, but it certainly does in the 2002 vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010–2024.
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