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1998 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

  • 98 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52602-1998

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    A candidate for the wine of the vintage from this somewhat forgotten year, consumers should be seeking out wines from the Right Bank and Graves as 1998 was a great vintage in those appellations. La Mission's 1998 exhibits a healthy, opaque blue/purple color with no lightening at the edge. Thirty minutes of aeration brings forth a sensational bouquet of chocolate, cedar, truffles, graphite, blackberries, cassis and incense. La Mission's so-called scorched earth/charcoal/hot rocks characteristic has not yet appeared. Full-bodied with superb purity, a multilayered texture, sweet tannin, good acidity and a fabulously long finish, this great, young La Mission-Haut-Brion's finest days are yet to come. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    A tight and muscular young wine. Very floral on the nose, with gorgeous berry and cherry. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, fresh and fruity finish. Very fine and harmonious. 6,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Bright crimson. Very sweet and opulent on the nose - broad and round. Truly magnificent bouquet already although the palate is a bit austere. Tannins quite pronounced and dry fruit. Difficult to mark this wine - just smell it for the moment! Neat, well balanced on the finish. Just needs a little time for those tannins to soften...
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 06/23/2008
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Good red-ruby. Superripe, expressive nose of plum, redcurrant, roasted stones and spices. Big, rich, plummy and deep; boasts compelling mouthfilling sweetness. Plenty of spine beneath the flesh. Finishes very long and gripping, with sweet tannins for the year.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2007-2030
    Author: JDF1960
"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

  • 1638 bottles owned
  • 217 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 217 collectors)