Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan – 2009

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Producer

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

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Vineyard

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion

Producer

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion

Appellation

Péssac-Léognan

Designation

AOP

Classification

Grand Cru Classe

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Vinous
Tasted: 14/03/2019
Drink: 2022-2060
Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/08/2012
Drink:


The 2009 was not part of this vertical tasting, so I am repeating the tasting note published in issue #199 of The Wine Advocate from a tasting done in January, 2012. 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, this is another large-scaled La Mission that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. 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. The final blend was 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2012
Drink:


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, this is another large-scaled La Mission that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. 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.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 14/02/2019
Drink: 2019-2045


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Profile

Red Wine
Area under vines: 27 hectares
Soils: gravel on sandy clay subsoil
Average age of the vines: 27 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Production: 6000 to 7000 cases a year
Ageing: in 80% new oak barrels for 18-22 months
Grape varieties:
  • Merlot 42,7%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 47%
  • Cabernet France 10,3%

White Wine
Area under vines: 3 hectares
Soils: gravel on sandy clay subsoil
Average age of the vines: 27 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Production: 500 to 700 cases a year
Ageing: in 50% new oak barrels for 9 to 12 months
Grape varieties:
  • Semillon 85%
  • Sauvignon 14%
  • Muscadelle 1%
The Chateau makes four other wines:
  • La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion:
    • Production: 4000 cases a year

  • Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc:
    • Area under vines: 2,55 hectares
      Production: 500 to 700 cases a year

  • La Clarte de Haut-Brion:
    • Production: 1000 to 1200 cases a year

  • Chateau La Tour Haut-Brion:
    • Area under vines: 5,05 hectares
      Production: 2000 to 2500 cases a year

    Learn more about Château Mission Haut-Brion here

Contact details

Name

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion

Address

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, 67 rue Peybouquey, Talence, France

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