Château La Mission Haut-Brion

About Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Château La Mission Haut-Brion is the chief challenger to neighbour Château Haut-Brion for supremacy in the Pessac-Léognan appellation. In 1983 the estate was acquired by Domaine Clarence Dillion – the owners of Haut-Brion since 1935. Situated on uniquely stony soil, the vineyard area extends nearly 21 hectares (52 acres) between the two portions in Pessac and Léognan, with a grape variety distribution of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc. Cultivated by monks until the French Revolution, the Chateau produces approximately 6,000-7,000 cases per annum. There is also a second wine called La Chapelle de la Mission, from the vineyard's younger vines (4,000 cases annually). La Mission Haut-Brion is a strong contender for First Growth status. The red is consistently powerful with dark plum and earthy notes, requiring at least 10 years cellaring. There is also one of Bordeaux’s top whites simply called La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,338.89
2010

La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion 2010 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

Fabulous nose of spice, mushrooms, blueberries and blackberries follows through to a full body, with firm tannins and a silky tannins. This is so savory and beautiful. Best second wine ever from La Mission. Give it until 2018 to open, but hard to wait.
Original Wooden case In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,338.89
La Mission Haut-Brion 1975 (2x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,272.81
1975

La Mission Haut-Brion 1975 (2x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

This is undisputably the wine of the vintage, a year that was clearly over-exposed and over-rated, largely because it was better than the four vintages that preceded it. However, it was not terribly exciting in the final analysis. The 1975 La Mission-Haut-Brion, which consistently received perfect scores in its first thirty years of life, remains a vibrant, vital wine. While there are some still gorgeous 1975s (i.e., Petrus, l’Evangile, Trotanoy, Lafleur, and Haut-Brion) that came on much later in life, La Mission possesses enough evidence of greatness to stand alone as the finest 1975. From a cool year with a tiny crop, most 1975s are tannic, dense and out of balance. La Mission’s extraordinary terroir, with its well-drained, gravelly soils fared unbelievably well, and the 1975 was a blockbuster for its first 20-30 years of life. While much of the fat has faded away, the wine still possesses a vitality and vigor that belies its 37 years of age. The color is a dark garnet with just a touch of lightening at the rim. Notes of camphor, wood charcoal, black fruits, plums, cedar, damp earth, truffles, asphalt and smoke result in a fabulous set of aromatics that are nothing short of compelling. Based on the aromatics alone, this offering would merit a perfect score, but some of the nasty tannins in this vintage are beginning to make their presence known on the palate. Nevertheless, this is a freak for the year – very concentrated, dense and remarkably youthful. It will undoubtedly provide extraordinary drinking for another 30-50 years. Nothing about this wine indicates it can’t keep going, although its one-time perfection has faded ever so slightly. This amazing effort is a truly profound wine in another disastrous vintage in Bordeaux!
most of the label missing - damaged caps - see photo In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,272.81
La Mission Haut-Brion 2000 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €9,029.40
2000

La Mission Haut-Brion 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

One of the wines of the vintage, the 2000 has barely budged in its evolution since it was bottled and released in 2002. After ten years in bottle, it still reveals a dense opaque purple color along with a potentially sensational bouquet of blueberries, black currants, graphite, asphalt and background oak. Extremely powerful, full-bodied and superbly concentrated with good acidity and high but round tannins, this massive La Mission-Haut-Brion should take its place among this estate’s most hallowed vintages when it hits full maturity in another one to two decades. I was surprised by just how youthful this wine tasted at age 12. If tasted blind, I would have guessed it to be around 4 to 5 years old. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €9,029.40
La Mission Haut-Brion 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,351.70
2015

La Mission Haut-Brion 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

The purity in this wine is really mindblowing. So perfect. Licorice. Stone. Blackberry, blueberry. Full body. The power is amazing. But then it finishes etheral and so agile and beautiful. I am lost for words. This will rank with the best ever from here including 1975 and 1929. 58% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,351.70
La Mission Haut-Brion 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,573.70
2016

La Mission Haut-Brion 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (99)

The 2016 La Mission Haut-Brion was stunning from barrel, and now in bottle. It has a sublime bouquet of blackberries, briar and hints of dark chocolate and rose petals that gain intensity with aeration while maintaining ethereal delineation. It never steps on the accelerator too hard. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is still a veneer of new oak that will need to be assimilated over the coming years. This is a deep La Mission that caresses the mouth. Touches of graphite lingering on a finish that fans out gloriously. Is the 2016 up there with the 1955 or 1989? Nearly.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 99 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,573.70
La Mission Haut-Brion 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,183.70
2018

La Mission Haut-Brion 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Although it emerges from a similar terroir and the same winemaking team, the 2018 Château La Mission Haut-Brion is a dramatically different wine than the Haut-Brion and has a more concentrated, dense, powerful style that is all potential at this point. Dense purple-hued, with lots of crème de cassis, black cherries, smoked meats, lead pencil, graphite, and crushed stone aromatics, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a concentrated mid-palate, masses of ripe tannins, integrated acidity, and one hell of a finish. This blockbuster, backward, monster of a La Mission Haut-Brion needs to be forgotten for a good decade (or more) but is going to be just about immortal.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,183.70
La Mission Haut-Brion 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,927.70
2019

La Mission Haut-Brion 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

A tight and structured La Mission that takes you deep into the glass with super intensity and power. The tannins are omnipresent and envelop the palate. It’s full-bodied yet agile and complete. Iodine, sweet-tobacco and blackberry character. It seems never to finish. Another WOW wine that reminds me of some of the great classics of this estate, such as the 1955.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Jul 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,927.70
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,100.00
2010

La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion 2010 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

Fabulous nose of spice, mushrooms, blueberries and blackberries follows through to a full body, with firm tannins and a silky tannins. This is so savory and beautiful. Best second wine ever from La Mission. Give it until 2018 to open, but hard to wait.
Original Wooden case In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,100.00
La Mission Haut-Brion 1975 (2x75cl)
In Bond: €1,889.09
1975

La Mission Haut-Brion 1975 (2x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

This is undisputably the wine of the vintage, a year that was clearly over-exposed and over-rated, largely because it was better than the four vintages that preceded it. However, it was not terribly exciting in the final analysis. The 1975 La Mission-Haut-Brion, which consistently received perfect scores in its first thirty years of life, remains a vibrant, vital wine. While there are some still gorgeous 1975s (i.e., Petrus, l’Evangile, Trotanoy, Lafleur, and Haut-Brion) that came on much later in life, La Mission possesses enough evidence of greatness to stand alone as the finest 1975. From a cool year with a tiny crop, most 1975s are tannic, dense and out of balance. La Mission’s extraordinary terroir, with its well-drained, gravelly soils fared unbelievably well, and the 1975 was a blockbuster for its first 20-30 years of life. While much of the fat has faded away, the wine still possesses a vitality and vigor that belies its 37 years of age. The color is a dark garnet with just a touch of lightening at the rim. Notes of camphor, wood charcoal, black fruits, plums, cedar, damp earth, truffles, asphalt and smoke result in a fabulous set of aromatics that are nothing short of compelling. Based on the aromatics alone, this offering would merit a perfect score, but some of the nasty tannins in this vintage are beginning to make their presence known on the palate. Nevertheless, this is a freak for the year – very concentrated, dense and remarkably youthful. It will undoubtedly provide extraordinary drinking for another 30-50 years. Nothing about this wine indicates it can’t keep going, although its one-time perfection has faded ever so slightly. This amazing effort is a truly profound wine in another disastrous vintage in Bordeaux!
most of the label missing - damaged caps - see photo In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,889.09
La Mission Haut-Brion 2000 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €7,495.00
2000

La Mission Haut-Brion 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

One of the wines of the vintage, the 2000 has barely budged in its evolution since it was bottled and released in 2002. After ten years in bottle, it still reveals a dense opaque purple color along with a potentially sensational bouquet of blueberries, black currants, graphite, asphalt and background oak. Extremely powerful, full-bodied and superbly concentrated with good acidity and high but round tannins, this massive La Mission-Haut-Brion should take its place among this estate’s most hallowed vintages when it hits full maturity in another one to two decades. I was surprised by just how youthful this wine tasted at age 12. If tasted blind, I would have guessed it to be around 4 to 5 years old. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €7,495.00
La Mission Haut-Brion 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,945.00
2015

La Mission Haut-Brion 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

The purity in this wine is really mindblowing. So perfect. Licorice. Stone. Blackberry, blueberry. Full body. The power is amazing. But then it finishes etheral and so agile and beautiful. I am lost for words. This will rank with the best ever from here including 1975 and 1929. 58% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,945.00
La Mission Haut-Brion 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €2,130.00
2016

La Mission Haut-Brion 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (99)

The 2016 La Mission Haut-Brion was stunning from barrel, and now in bottle. It has a sublime bouquet of blackberries, briar and hints of dark chocolate and rose petals that gain intensity with aeration while maintaining ethereal delineation. It never steps on the accelerator too hard. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is still a veneer of new oak that will need to be assimilated over the coming years. This is a deep La Mission that caresses the mouth. Touches of graphite lingering on a finish that fans out gloriously. Is the 2016 up there with the 1955 or 1989? Nearly.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 99 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,130.00
La Mission Haut-Brion 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,805.00
2018

La Mission Haut-Brion 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Although it emerges from a similar terroir and the same winemaking team, the 2018 Château La Mission Haut-Brion is a dramatically different wine than the Haut-Brion and has a more concentrated, dense, powerful style that is all potential at this point. Dense purple-hued, with lots of crème de cassis, black cherries, smoked meats, lead pencil, graphite, and crushed stone aromatics, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a concentrated mid-palate, masses of ripe tannins, integrated acidity, and one hell of a finish. This blockbuster, backward, monster of a La Mission Haut-Brion needs to be forgotten for a good decade (or more) but is going to be just about immortal.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,805.00
La Mission Haut-Brion 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €2,425.00
2019

La Mission Haut-Brion 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

A tight and structured La Mission that takes you deep into the glass with super intensity and power. The tannins are omnipresent and envelop the palate. It’s full-bodied yet agile and complete. Iodine, sweet-tobacco and blackberry character. It seems never to finish. Another WOW wine that reminds me of some of the great classics of this estate, such as the 1955.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Jul 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,425.00

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