Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 6 Btls. Original Wooden Case 1989
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I am certainly not going to argue with anyone who believes La Mission-Haut-Brion's 1989 is every bit as profound as the 1989 Haut-Brion. It is a spectacular wine, and as it ages in the bottle, it is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite La Mission-Haut-Brions, ranking alongside the 1982, 1975, 1961, 1959, and 1955. The 1989 boasts a dense, thick, purple color, followed by a sweet, roasted cassis, chocolatey-scented nose with whiffs of tobacco, tar, and minerals. The wine is extremely full-bodied, unctuously-textured, sweet, jammy, and rich. Although it is still a youthful, unformed wine, it is already delicious to drink. It should develop additional bottle bouquet by the turn of the century, after which it will drink well for 15-20 years.
Un très bon cabernet, il mérite d'être aéré avant le service mais toute sa saveur est apprécié en prenant son temps pour laisser le palet s'en imprégner.
Le top par excellence pour un passionné de Bordeau. Fait parti des vins à découvrir...
Four and a half glasses
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...Highly nuanced, roasted aroma dominated by tobacco, grilled nuts, smoke and vanillin oak. Densely packed, but also juicy and penetrating, with great thrust and superb vinosity. A very powerful wine with a robust tannic structure. Finishes very lon... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1989 Haut Brion 750ml
This continues to be one of the immortal wines and one of the greatest young Bordeaux wines of the last half-century. Consistently prodigious and almost a sure bet to top the scoring card of any blind tasting of this vintage as well as other years the 1989 Haut-Brion is a seamless majestic classic and a tribute to this phenomenal terroir and its singular characteristics. The wine still has a very thick viscous-looking ruby/purple color a spectacular young but awesome smorgasbord of aromas ranging from scorched earth liquid minerals graphite blackberry and black currant jam to toast licorice and spice box. The levels of fruit extract and glycerin in this viscous full-bodied low-acid wine are awe-inspiring. The brilliant symmetry of the wine extraordinary purity and seamlessness are the hallmarks of a modern-day legend. It is still in its pre-adolescent stage of development and I would not expect it to hit its full plateau of maturity for another 3-5 years but this sho
Medium red. Highly nuanced roasted aroma dominated by tobacco grilled nuts smoke and vanillin oak. Densely packed but also juicy and penetrating with great thrust and superb vinosity. A very powerful wine with a robust tannic structure. Finishes very long and strong. This and La Mission really transcend the vintage. Drink 2005 through 2030. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Elegant racy and amazingly complex this is gorgeously balanced to show off all sorts of flavors from zingy citrus to delicate herb and hints of honey smoke and apricot. Sensational.--Haut-Brion vertical. -HS Wine Spectator.
What a gorgeous seductive and beautiful wine as always. I can t get over the perfumed aromas of subtle milk chocolate cedar and sweet tobacco. Full-bodied yet so refined and silky lasting for minutes on the palate. Everything is in just the right proportion. This is a wine that will go on forever. I love it. One of my great loves in the wine world.- 89/ 99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. 12 000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator.
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