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2005 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves, Pessac-Léognan, cru classé
(OWC)

Ex-château; earliest anticipated arrival is three months from time of payment. help
 
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PRICE:
$4,450.00 per Double Magnum (3L)

SIZE:
3L d-mag

AVAILABLE:
6 Double Magnums (3L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"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." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #219
(WA, 06/28/2015)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2015-2045


"The Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2005 has a really quite fabulous bouquet with powerful, very well defined blackberry, cedar, tobacco, fig and menthol scents that jostle for attention. The palate is medium-bodied with fine and supple tannin. This is becoming quite a savoury La Mission with savoury elements infusing the red and black fruit, touches of sage and juniper flourishing on the finish that is so refined you could actually drink this now. This is a quite brilliant La Mission Haut-Brion that will cruise at a rarefied height." Neal Martin's Wine Journal
(NM, 02/01/2015)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2020-2060


"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. Best after 2015. 5,665 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2015


"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." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2008)

Rating: 94+


"Very deep purple; beautifully silky, seeming sweetness of fruit on the nose; full-bodied, concentrated wine with a particularly elegant balance for its weight; tannin and acidity barely noticeable as such; ripe and mouth-coatingly rich in fruit, very long across the palate, beautifully defined, and with a very long, resonant finish. Finesse and power at once, a grand and most classy La Mission. Very fine indeed." Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 13
(WFW, 04/01/2006)

Rating: 18+


"Tasted blind. Big and rich and sweet and spicy. Really exciting cocktail of ingredients. But still very young. A bit dry on the end." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/23/2017)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2018-2040


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