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Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2008

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    2008 Pessac-Leognan Cru Classe

    The 2008 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion displays a splendid intense red colour. The complex nose exudes very ripe red fruits combined with typical empyreumatic notes. The palate of this superior wine offers tension on the attack yet shows great finesse. Well-defined tannins are already blended, while flavours remain fruity. The 2008 vintage from Pessac-Leognan appellation requires many years of keep.

    Parker : 95 / 100
    J. Suckling : 93 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Like a lot of wines in this underrated vintage, the 2008 La Mission was one of the great bargains of recent vintages. Its healthy blue/purple color is followed by aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, licorice, truffles, underbrush and forest floor. The scorched earthy/smoky character of this estate's terroir has not yet emerged. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated with good acidity, freshness and delineation, this is a big wine for the vintage, but also very classic in its balance of tannin, acidity and extract. It will benefit from another 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades. The final blend was 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Alcohol
    14

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    17++

    J. Suckling
    93

    R. Gabriel
    18

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    96+

    Wine Spectator
    90

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Haut-Brion

    Classification
    Cru classe

    Parker
    95

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites