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2002 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
abv 14.5%
  • 89 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52602-2002

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($72-$90) Bright ruby-red. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, smoked meat and warm stones. Dry, classic and deep, but quite closed today, even a bit youthfully austere. Finishes very long, with substantial dusty tannins and brisk acids. Much more backward today than the Haut-Brion, despite possessing a lower indice de polyphenols totaux (65, compared to 70). But both of these wines really call for at least six or seven years of cellaring.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Bright aromas of blackberries, cherries, currants and toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins. Long and silky. Racy.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Sweet and malty. A bit austere. Youthful. Lots of acidity on the end. A little awkward at this stage.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    This angularly-styled La Mission possesses hard tannin that may or may not dissipate over time. It exhibits a dark ruby color in addition to a sweet perfume of dusty, loamy soil notes interwoven with notions of white flowers, blueberries, black currants, and hints of toasty oak in the background. Medium-bodied and austere, it requires 2-4 years of bottle age, and should keep for 12-15.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Toby Thomas
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Bruce Lam
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Brian Deshler
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: RDV
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Drink Dates: 2011
    Author: Accidental Winnie
"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.

See other similar producers:Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte,Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste,Chateau Rauzan-Segla
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

  • 421 bottles owned
  • 92 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 92 collectors)