Château La Mission Haut-Brion, 2009

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

Château La Mission Haut-Brion, 2009

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

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  • Case of 12
£495.00
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£495.00

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Grape Varietes: Merlot 47%, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon 47%, Cabernet Franc 6% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Jean-Philippe Delmas Optimum Drinking: 2018-2100 Reviewer Rating: 100 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102185
Estate Notes

Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2009 is a stunning wine from a great Bordeaux vintage. La Mission is luxuriously rich, intense and powerful. It is drinking beautifully well now, but promises so much more with bottle age.

The Graves' premiere appellation of Pessac-Léognan was one of the stars of the Millennium vintage, where harvesting took place in perfect conditions. The best wines were richly textured, concentrated, fat and well structured with lusciously sweet fruit.

Reviews

"A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2009 La Mission-Haut-Brion stood out as one of the most exceptional young wines I had ever tasted from barrel, and its greatness has been confirmed in the bottle. A remarkable effort from the Dillon family. A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (47% of each) and the rest Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a magnificent bouquet of truffles, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, subtle smoke and spring flowers. 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. Perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime La Mission-Haut-Brion, the 2009 will take its place alongside the many great wines made here since the early 1920s. The good news is that there are nearly 6,000 cases of the 2009. It should last for 50-75+ years. Given the wine’s unctuosity and sweetness of the tannin, I would have no problem drinking it in about 5-6 years." Robert Parker