La Mission Haut Brion Rouge 2018

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $990.00

Special Price $841.00

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney

Four bottles available at time of offer

Described by Jancis Robinson, MW as "the quintessential insider's wine, with just 6,000 to 7,00 bottles produced.  2018 has a very similar make up to its city neighbour, Haut-Brion, with 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernets. It's the second of today's releases that could justify 1st growth status, a simply great Pessac.   -Tom Portet

Lisa Perrotti-Brown            98-100
Deep purple-black in color, it slowly unfurls to reveal a beguiling nose of earth and soft-spoken fruit, opening with wild blueberries, wet slate, pencil lead and fresh black cherries giving way to a serious core of blackcurrant cordial, baked plums and wild sage, and then exposing delicate wafts of rose hip tea and candied violets. Full-bodied, the palate is very tightly wound and super intense with amazing restraint and energy focused around very firm, exquisitely fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing incredibly long and fantastically multilayered. Extraordinary wine.

Jeff Leve                             97-99
Take all the power La Mission Haut Brion is capable of harnessing, add the elegance, freshness, purity and layers of complexity that come at you in waves and you have an idea of what to expect in your glass. There is purity of the fruit with a natural smoke, tobacco leaf and burning ember profile in every sip. And the finish, it kept going long after the wine left my glass.

James Suckling                                   97-98
A tight and linear red with fantastic oyster-shell, iodine and crushed-stone character, complementing the currants and blackberries. Extremely long and fresh.

Decanter                                   97
Andrew Caillard, MW                                   96