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Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2020

Bordeaux - Cru classePessac-Leognan - Red
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2020
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The power and sophistication of a Graves Grand Cru Classe

The estate

A neighbor of the illustrious Chateau Haut-BrionChateau La Mission Haut-Brion has served for centuries as one of the most iconic references of Bordeaux. Founded in the 16th century by the Lestonnac family, the property was then managed by the Lazarist priests. Now belonging to the Clarence Dillon estates and Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion continues to shine as one the greatest chateaux in the world.

The vineyard

Located in the municipalities of Talence and Pessac, Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion is classified under the Pessac-Leognan appellation. The Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion vineyard covers 29 hectares of vines, 25 of which are dedicated to red grape varieties and 4 to white grape varieties. The vines of Chateau de La Mission Haut-Brion are planted in beautiful gravelly soils resting upon a subsoil of clay, sand, limestone and faluns (a shelly limestone).

The vintage

While winter and spring were marked by heavy rainfall, drought set in at the beginning of summer. The operations of the teams at the chateau were limited so as to protect the vines from the sun. Even though maturity was very early, these high temperatures, accompanied by a significant water deficit, slowed down vine growth and tempered its advance. Through picking the grapes only in the mornings and transport to the wine cellar being refrigerated, the harvests preserved the fully ripe aroma of the harvested grapes. The 2020 vintage unveiled concentrated and beautifully fresh wines.

Blend

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2020 is made from a blend of merlot (48.6%), cabernet sauvignon (43.2%) and cabernet franc (8.2%).

Tasting

Color

The wine is a beautiful, dark purple color.

Nose

The nose initially mixes intense notes of red fruits with fresh and ripe notes. Through aeration, it develops a charming, fruity force, coupled with beautiful woody and spicy notes.

Palate

The attack is round and opulent. The tight and juicy palate seduces with its volume, length, refined tannins and indulgent finish. This balanced wine perfectly conveys the planted grape varieties at the vineyard.

Parker : 97-99 / 100
J. Suckling : 97-98 / 100
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Bettane & Desseauve
97-97

Decanter
98

J. Robinson
18+

J. Suckling
97-98

Revue du Vin de France
96-97

Vinous - A. Galloni
96-98

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Haut-Brion

Region
Bordeaux

Parker
97-99

On Special
No

Classification
Cru classe

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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