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1961 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

  • 100 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52602-1961

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($1; 595) Fabulous aromas of mocha, chestnut and tobacco. Thick, rich, broad and voluptuous, with powerful extract contributing to an impression of great grip. A wine of compelling sweetness. Strong but smooth tannins spread out to coat the entire palate. Late note of saddle leather. This, too, is still developing.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Rating: 18

    Looks very much more developed and paler than the 1959. Rich, sweet, gunmetal character on the nose with a dry finish. This wine really reverberates on the palate. Long. Still lively. Meaty flavours yet relatively delicate in build. Very sweet with a menthol note and a dry finish. Great energy. Like the 1975, this wine really improved in the glass.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 06/23/2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    One of the greatest 1961s, La Mission-Haut-Brion has been fabulous to drink for the last 5-10 years. Where well-stored, this wine will continue to drink well for 10-20 years. It is more developed and drinkable than the 1959, and it remains a thick, rich, super-aromatic wine with a textbook Graves bouquet of tobacco, barbecued meats, minerals, spices, and sweet red and black fruits. It is dense, full-bodied, alcoholic, and super-rich. This soft, opulently-textured wine makes for a fabulous drink. Absolutely stunning! Last tasted 10/94
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    A truly classic Bordeaux that epitomizes complexity and distinction in a red wine. Well-defined but beautifully integrated aromas and flavors of cedar, earth, tobacco, chocolate and plum make it memorable, while a lively, firm texture keeps it fresh to drink. A fabulous taste experience from start to lingering finish. --1961 Bordeaux horizontal.
    Issue: Apr 30, 1996
  • Vinous | Rating: 100

    The 1961 La Mission Haut-Brion is even better. Layered and racy throughout, the La Mission leaves us speechless. Hints of violet, leather and sage add nuance over time, but it is the wine’s texture that is spellbinding. The rich, exuberant finish is simply unforgettable. What a treat it is to drink these two icons side by side.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: May 2014
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  • "What is still evident is that La Mission Haut-Brion is a wine of first-growth quality...It is unquestionably one of the world's most singular and distinctive wines." -Robert Parker, Bordeaux

    Founded in the 17th century, this property has long enjoyed renown and respect. In 1919, the Woltner family acquired the estate and set it on the road to stardom. Frederic Woltner, and then later his son Henri, shaped the dense, full-bodied, fruit-rich character that was to become this chateau's signature. Then, in 1983, amidst family bickering and financial woes, the chateau was purchased by Haut-Brion (Domaine de Clarence Dillon S.A.) and Jean Delmas was placed at the winemaking helm. Considered one of Bordeaux's greatest wines, Mission Haut-Brion, with patience, provides a sumptuous and lengthy tasting experience. La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion is the estate's second wine.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 148 bottles owned
    • 28 collectors