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La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"The wine's remarkable concentration offers up an unctuous/viscous texture, a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, sweet, sumptuous, nearly over-the-top flavors and massive density...100." WA 2/12.

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: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

La Mission Haut-Brion has made so many great wines over the last 100 years, it would be stupid to say the 2009 somehow exceeds this estate-s great classics, such as 1929, 1945, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2000, or 2005. Cert... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

and loads of black berry and black currant fruit


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

and not a hard edge to be found in this sumptuous


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Aromen von roten Früchten, feine Holznoten. Im Gaumen voll, grosszügig, intensiv, kräftig, komplex und elegant, zarte Tannine, ausgeglichen.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/05/2012

47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc. 14.7% alcohol, which is the highest on record (previous high was 14.2% in 2005). A deep, brooding wine of tremendous structure and complexity. Aromas of Santa Rosa plum and crushed blackberry ... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

Opaque purple in color, with an extraordinary nose of blueberry liqueur intermixed with camphor, charcoal, hints of burning embers and truffles, and loads of black berry and black currant fruit, the wine has sublime concentration and purity, a finish that goes well past 60 seconds, and not a hard edge to be found in this sumptuous, almost over-the-top, full-bodied wine of enormous power and massive density and richness. An immortal effort, it should drink well for 50-100 years! (Tasted once.)


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

the wine has sublime concentration and purity


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