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2005 Mission Haut-Brion

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LEOGNAN
  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52602-2005-750-1B
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($1; 700) Deep ruby-red. Black raspberry and licorice on the nose. Dense and sweet but youthfully tight; a serious young wine with terrific verve and the acid/tannin backbone to support a long and glorious evolution in bottle. Very long on the back end, with mouth-saturating fruit and tannins. Like La Chapelle-and in direct contrast to Bahans and Haut-Brion-this is quite backward today, and almost certain to merit a higher rating in the future.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Tasted blind. Big and rich and sweet and spicy. Really exciting cocktail of ingredients. But still very young. A bit dry on the end.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The 2005 La Mission Haut-Brion is pure perfection. It has an absolutely extraordinary nose of sweet blackberries, cassis and spring flowers with some underlying minerality, a full-bodied mouthfeel, gorgeously velvety tannins (which is unusual in this vintage) and a long, textured, multi-layered finish that must last 50+ seconds. This is a fabulous wine and a great effort from this hallowed terroir. Drink this modern-day legend over the next 30+ years. Only 5,500 cases were produced of this blend of 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    The Indian spices and blackberry on the nose are so enticing and inspiring, leading to a full-bodied palate, with very polished tannins that caress. Goes on and on as this builds on the palate, with a mineral and berry aftertaste. For long-term aging. 5,665 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: gd10102
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    Drink Dates: 2015-2035
    Author: Wingman
"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

  • 2930 bottles owned
  • 211 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 99
    (Out of 211 collectors)