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Château La Mission-Haut-Brion Rouge 2011 | Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

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75 cL. vin rouge. Vendu par 6 bouteilles
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La Mission Haut Brion Rouge 2011

The small production (4,150 cases) of 2011 La Mission-Haut-Brion displays the nobility and complexity of this great terroir. Burning embers, scorched earth, blueberry, black currant, licorice and spice aromas jump from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored wine. With full body (atypical for a 2011), but no hard edges, this opulent, multidimensional, fleshy, rich, stunningly long, well-balanced La Mission is another great achievement in what has been nearly a century of producing remarkable wines from this hallowed vineyard. The long 2011 should be reasonably mature in another 4-6 years, and last for two decades. It will always be a revelation in a vintage that is unlikely to receive a lot of exciting press. The final blend was 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and 11% Cabernet Franc.

Wine Advocate #212 Apr 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 95  Drink: 2018 - 2038

Château La Mission-Haut-Brion Rouge 2013 | Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

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75 cL. vin rouge. Vendu par 12 bouteilles
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Features pomegranate and red currant fruit flavors laced with singed savory and iron notes. A lightly chalky thread on the finish keeps this just on the austere side, though there's touch more length here than in most Pessacs in this vintage. Shy on density. Drink now through 2023

La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Rouge 2011 | Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

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La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion 2011

La Chapelle de Mission Haut-Brion 2011

The second wine is also a great success, revealing much of the character of its bigger brother, although not the weight or richness. The open-knit, plush, opulent, fresh, lively 2011 La Chapelle de la Mission is ideal for drinking in its first 10-15 years of life. I can't say enough good things about the job Jean-Philippe Delmas has done after taking over for his well-known father at La Mission-Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion. As long-time readers know, I am an addict for both of these wines.

Wine Advocate #200 Apr 2012 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (90-92)

Drink: 2012 - 2027

Château La Mission-Haut-Brion Blanc 2013 | Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

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Taut, with a tangy edge to the red currant, damson plum and blackberry notes, framed with plum skin and blood orange accents and backed by a solid roasted apple wood edge on the finish. This has a rather obvious tannic spine but is not woody in feel. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.—Tasted non-blind. Score range: 90-93