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Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2020

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

    The estate

    A neighbour of the illustrious Château Haut-BrionChâteau 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, Château La Mission Haut-Brion continues to shine as one the greatest châteaux in the world.

    The vineyard

    Located in the municipalities of Talence and Pessac, Château La Mission Haut-Brion is classified under the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The Château 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 Château 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 château 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

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

    Tasting

    Colour

    The wine is a beautiful, dark purple colour.

    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. Robinson : 18+ / 20
    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

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Haut-Brion

    Classification
    Cru classe

    Parker
    97-99

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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