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Like HAUT-BRION, this property is owned by the Domaine Clarence Dillon. La Mission is only surpassed among Graves reds by Haut-Brion itself. This is a massive, dense and powerful red. Dark, mineral and black fruits are underpinned by cedar and oak. While the wine perhaps lacks the absolute refinement of its illustrious stablemate, it hasn’t fallen far short and is on occasion the more impressive of the two. It’s not really there to be appreciated until at least 15 to 20 years after the vintage and so00, 98 and 95 could be considered recent benchmarks and 90, 89, 82, 78 and 75 being of legendary quality. It has continued to be on song under the direction of Jean-Philippe Delmas from 2005 onwards, but patience is going to be required to get the best out of this wine. The white originally produced here and labelled Laville Haut- Brion has been renamedsince the 2009 vintage. It is a blend of mainly Sémillon, with Sauvignon Blanc and just a hint of Muscadelle, and comes from a separate and distinct vineyard plot. The second red wine, La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion, is impressive in the ripest years. A second white La Clarté de Haut-Brion, comes from fruit from both Haut-Brion and la Mission Haut-Brion. (DM/NB)

Producer 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

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Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, 67 rue Peybouquey, Talence, France
Type Wine
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc Pessac Leognan
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan
Type Wine
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 2005
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan - 2005
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 2015
6x75cl - 16 case(s)
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan - 2012
12x75cl - 6 case(s)
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 2012
12x75cl - 2 case(s)
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 2005
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 2015
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc Pessac Leognan - 2013
6x75cl - 2 case(s)
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan - 2000
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 2015
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc Pessac Leognan - 2017
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 1949
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 1961
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 1989
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 2010
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 2016
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 1952
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 1959
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan - 1978
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