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1986 Mission Haut-Brion

abv 15.0%
  • 97 WS
  • 78 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52602-1986-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    An extremely impressive, yet slightly hard wine; still closed, but could be as great as the 1952. Dark ruby in color and very aromatic, with a rich cherry aromas. Full-bodied, with full tannins and plenty of fruit, yet very closed and tight on the finish.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Healthy ruby with lots of development evident. Light, fully developed bouquet. Sweet start but very jagged aggressive acidity. Can't see how this will ever really be in balance as the tannins are very rustic. Gawky - a transitional wine between the two regimes?
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 06/23/2008
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 91

    There is a distinctive earthiness to this weedy, medium-bodied La Mission-Haut-Brion that still has some tannin to shed. The wine displays a youthful dark ruby/purple color, and sweet cassis fruit in the reticent, still unevolved nose. There is admirable power in this wine that is driven more by its spice and structure than its sweetness of fruit. Still youthful, it should continue to develop and evolve for another decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Vicki K846
  • Self | Rating: 97

    a superb Mission Haut-Brion in peak condition. this is what a great bordeaux should taste like. it opened up wonderfully after about an hour.
    Drink Dates: 2010+
    Author: Behruz Nassre
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Lovely floral nose, aging elegantly, slight brett
    Author: Johnnymd
"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

  • 534 bottles owned
  • 113 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 113 collectors)