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Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2016

Bordeaux - Cru classePessac-Leognan - Red - 14°
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2016
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A complicated and sophisticated 2016 red Haut-Brion

After a scorching 2016 summer, Haut-Brion's terroir was revitalized with rain on September 13th. The grapes that were planted in the Pessac-Leognan appellation reached optimum maturity. Merlot 57.5% and Cabernet Sauvignon 42.5% were harvested in September 19th and October 4th.

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion red 2016 has a remarkably intense red-garnet color. The nose is very aromatic and complex. On the palate, the attack is generousbroad and sweet. The wine is very full in the mouth. The tannins are full of class and a pleasure to enjoy. La Mission Haut-Brion red 2016 is without a doubt the most complete and charming wine from the estate in recent years.

Parker : 98+ / 100
J. Suckling : 97 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 La Mission Haut-Brion is a blend of 57.5% Merlot and 42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple in color, it is just a little muted to begin, soon unfurling to reveal slowly growing scents of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries, dark chocolate and candied violets with nuances of crushed rocks, tobacco leaf, forest floor and fragrant earth plus a hint of bergamot. Medium-bodied and exquisitely elegant, the palate offers perfectly ripe, fine-grained tannins and tons of freshness with layer upon layer of perfumed fruit and a very long, ferrous-laced finish.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Alcohol
14

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Decanter
98

J. Robinson
18.5+

J. Suckling
97

Vinous - A. Galloni
97+

Wine Spectator
97

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Haut-Brion

Region
Bordeaux

Environment
Sustainable

Parker
98+

On Special
No

Classification
Cru classe

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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