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2013 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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$1,230.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)


20 groups




"The thing that impresses here is the long finish of subtle currant, chocolate and walnut. Full body, silky tannins and a bright finish. Lingers and satisfies. Hints of oyster shell and walnut. Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/10/2016)

Rating: 94

"The 2013 La Mission Haut Brion, a blend of 65% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, has a very pretty bouquet. It is not intense or powerful, as you would anticipate given the growing season, but it unfurls in the glass to reveal wild strawberry, raspberry and dried quince scents, augmented by dried orange peel and bay leaf scents. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin on the entry. This is fresh in the mouth, focused and in the context of the 2013 vintage, quite vivacious, full of energy, especially on the finish. While it might lack the depth, that Merlot lends it the fleshiness that lifts this La Mission Haut Brion above others." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #227
(WA, 10/28/2016)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2019-2032

"65% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc. Ghostly nose - just an impression of black fruit. Pretty full-on tannins, and more than a dash of leafiness. Very delicately rendered, apart from the pretty firm grip." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/02/2014)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2018-2025

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