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2023 Château La Mission Haut-Brion En Primeur

2023 Château La Mission Haut-Brion is released for sale en primeur, offered at £1,110 per six.  The sibling-estate to Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion is scored almost as highly as the first growth by Jeb Dunnuck, who describes it as"one of the finest wines in the vintage", awarding 96-100 points.   


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Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

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Château Le Mission Haut-Brion

Château La Mission Haut-Brion is a Grand Cru Classé de Graves estate in the communes of Pessac-Léognan.  The estate dates to the 16th century, when it was first purchased by Jean de Pontac in 1533, shortly after Haut-Brion itself came into his ownership by marriage.  It subsequently passed out of the Pontac family and from 1664 was owned by the Catholic Church, in particular the monastic order of the Lazarite brothers of the Prêcheurs de la Mission, who continued to make the wine, very adeptly. 

In 1698, a small chapel was built, known as Notre Dame de La Mission.  The actual château was built in 1713.  After the French Revolution, it passed again from the Church to private hands and was owned until 1983 by the Woltner family.  Since that time it has been part of Domaines Dillons.

in the nineteenth century La Mission was regarded almost as highly as the First Growths, but was not included in the 1855 Classification (Haut-Brion itself was the only non-Left Bank wine included).

The 30.7-hectare vineyard has 27 hectares planted for red wine grapes and 3.7 hectares reserved for white wine grape varieties. The red vineyard is planted to planted to 45.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43.8% Merlot and 10.4% Cabernet Franc. The white wine is La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc.  A second wine is also produced, La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion.

RED 2023 Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £1,110 per case of 6 Château La Mission Haut Brion
2023 / / 75cl
£1,110 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"The 2023 La Mission Haut-Brion was picked between September 5 until October 5, a relatively long picking, at 50hL/ha. It has a wonderful bouquet with brightness and verve: very well-defined red and black fruit, a little floral in style, maybe not as rambunctious as recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins. A perfect line of acidity counterbalances the creamy texture, turning quite plush toward the finish, but it is amazingly well-focused. This is a generous La Mission Haut-Brion that will probably drink earlier than say, the 2022, as winemaker Jean-Philippe Delmas agreed. It’s very fine and very delicious, but I would not place it within the canon of top vintages. 93-95 points" Neal Martin,"The 2023 La Mission Haut-Brion unwinds in the glass to reveal aromas of ripe red fruits, dark wild berries, spring flowers, burning embers and lilac. Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it’s layered and textural with a dense core of fruit underpinned by youthfully firm structuring tannins. This blend of 52.7% Merlot, 29.6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17.7% Cabernet Franc its likely to become fleshier and more enveloping with barrel maturation. 94-96 points" Yohan Castaing,"Red roses, powdery chalky tannins, grip and lift, this is savoury, concentrated, full of lift and vibrancy, with layers of lush ripe red and black fruits, with the inky stamp of the Cabernet in the vintage, and the caressing tannins that La Mission does so well. Harvest started early and finished late, through to October 5. 96 points""The classy mouth-feel and length to this is really gorgeous, and it seduces you with its texture of fine silk and finesse. Lasts for a long, long time. Medium body with medium, creamy and round tannins and a layered, textured finish. Shows blackcurrants, lead pencil and crushed stone at the end. 52.7% merlot, 29.6% cabernet sauvignon and 17.7% cabernet franc. 97-98 points""One of the finest wines in the vintage, the 2023 Château La Mission Haut-Brion is based on 52.7% Merlot, 29.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc. It's one hell of a gorgeous wine offering a massive nose of black raspberries, graphite, liquid flowers, scorched earth, and chocolate-like aromas and flavors. It delivers remarkable purity, full-bodied richness, no hard edges, and fine-grained, sweet tannins. The overall balance paired with opulence here is something to behold, and it’s incredible to find this level of quality in the vintage. 96-100 points"

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