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1998 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves, Pessac-Léognan, cru classé

Earliest anticipated arrival is January 2020; ex-château; recent library release help

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$3,865.00 per Double Magnum (3L)

3L d-mag

1 Double Magnum (3L)




"The 1998 La Mission Haut-Brion is deep garnet-brick colored with a pretty perfume of potpourri, spice box, menthol, sandalwood, tobacco and new leather. The palate is medium-bodied and elegant with tons of fragrant layers, finishing with loads of mineral and tons of energy. Drink up to 2030." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 05/31/2018)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2018-2030

"The 1998 La Mission Haut Brion has always been a quite brilliant wine and at 20 years of age it continues to cruise at high altitude. Showing little signs of ageing in the glass, it has a very pure and refined bouquet that is perhaps not as precocious as a decade ago. This unfolds beautifully with black cherries, black olive, mineral and a touch of cigar box. The palate is very well balanced with a fine thread of acidity. The 1998 remains very youthful and vigorous with a sweet core of fruit, quite linear towards the finish with great tension. You come away with the feeling it will have more secondary aromas and flavours with another few years of bottle age. Marvelous. Tasted at the château." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 05/01/2018)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2018-2040

"A tight and muscular young wine. Very floral on the nose, with gorgeous berry and cherry. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, fresh and fruity finish. Very fine and harmonious. Best after 2008. 6,500 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 01/31/2001)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2008

"Initially far more closed on the nose than the 2000, the aromas unfurled with aeration to show solid plum and blackcurrant fruit, backed by new oak and a touch of mint, and even a slight herbal character. The texture is sleek, but the tannins are overt. Less full-bodied than the 2000, this has fine acidity and persistence; it may be a touch lean, but it's very elegant--a Graves classic that should keep extremely well. Give it time." Stephen Brook, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 12
(WFW, 01/01/2006)

Rating: 18

"Bright crimson. Very sweet and opulent on the nose - broad and round. Truly magnificent bouquet already although the palate is a bit austere. Tannins quite pronounced and dry fruit. Difficult to mark this wine - just smell it for the moment! Neat, well balanced on the finish. Just needs a little time for those tannins to soften..." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 06/23/2008)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2011-2024

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