Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2019 (750ml)

Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2019 (750ml)

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The 2019 La Mission Haut-Brion unwinds in the glass with aromas of inky berry fruit, wild plums and cherries mingled with notions of warm spices, burning embers and creamy new oak. Full-bodied, deep and layered, it's rich and concentrated, with a deep core of fruit, bright acids and fine, powdery tannins. Powerful and tightly wound, this is less sumptuous and demonstrative out of the gates than its sibling Haut-Brion, but I suspect it possesses even greater potential. William Kelley, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2019 La Mission Haut-Brion has a beautiful, floral bouquet with touches of pressed violet infusing the black fruit, exquisite delineation and focus; the new oak is seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins, pixelated, hints of blood orange and graphite towards the beautifully-framed finish that lingers long in the mouth. Exceptional. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting. Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2019 La Mission Haut-Brion is fabulous. There's no doubt about that. When it might actually be ready to drink is another matter! Soaring aromatics are so alluring. On the palate, though, the 2019 is incredibly reticent. Readers should be in no rush. Today, La Mission is a wine of huge potential. Dark red cherry, rose petal, incense, iron and gravel hint at what is to come. Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Classification: Crus Classés de Graves

Region: Pessac Leognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France

Grape Varietal: 53% Merlot, 39.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.5% Cabernet Franc

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 99 Points, Vinous (NM) 98 Points, Vinous (AG) 97+ Points 

Suggested Drink Window: 2028 - 2060