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1999 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

  • 91 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52602-1999

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Aromas of black licorice, mineral and berries follow through to medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Not quite as good as from barrel. 5,830 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Full ruby-red color. Aromas of currant, minerals and tar. Seems a bit loose-knit on the front end for this wine, but has firm acidity. Then more impressive on the back half, with good shape and vinosity. Finishes firm and ripely tannic, with subtle persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid crimson, mid evolution. Light and a bit lean. Definitely doesn't taste like a member of the first growth club in this particular vintage! Rather awkward and jagged. Though long and rich on the finish. I am perhaps being a bit hard on this wine.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The medium to full-bodied 1999 La Mission Haut Brion is beautifully complex, with notes of cherry liqueur, plums, cigar smoke, fresh tobacco, and scorched earth. This deep, elegant, yet precise wine is cut from the same mold as the 1962, 1971, 1983, and 1985. Though not a heavyweight, it is gorgeously complex, supple, and both hedonistic and intellectual.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drinking lovely. Tastes of pencil and coal. Fruit subdued but still there. Time to drink probably at it's best now and until 2011...
    Author: Jim W NYC
  • Self | Rating: 89

    full bodied. smooth.
    Author: Wang Chong
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Haut Brion tasting in Rochester, NY with J. P. Delmas. A very young and thick wine with earthy flavors balanced tannins which could age for 2 more decades with ease. The fruit is slightly reserved and hidden (but there). Very enjoyable but not outstanding.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2030
    Author: botro
"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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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 418 bottles owned
  • 106 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 106 collectors)