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Château la Mission Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Berry Bros & Rudd review: This is quite wonderful. A spectacular nose of minerals, spices and crushed<br/>blackberries, is the perfect entree for the elegant creamy black fruit on the<br/>palate marked by incredible purity and elegance. Perfectly integrated tannins<br/>provide hidden power beneath the intense, seductive character. This is more<br/>approachable at this stage than any La Mission we've tasted and experience<br/>suggests that it will fill out significantly, taking on even more body and<br/>substance, in the years to come. Only 5500 cases of this classic were made in<br/>2005.

Château La Mission Haut-brion:
When the wine is young, the initial sensation is its unctuousness, the softness of a very ripe grape, the freshness of aromas and at the same time the texture of very special tanins. These meld with a trace of mineral in the wine. It is as if the land was in the glass, comprising notes of roasted coffee beans, cocoa and tobacco. This delicate bitterness is somewhat reminiscent of crystallized c... Read more
When the wine is young, the initial sensation is its unctuousness, the softness of a very ripe grape, the freshness of aromas and at the same time the texture of very special tanins. These meld with a trace of mineral in the wine. It is as if the land was in the glass, comprising notes of roasted coffee beans, cocoa and tobacco. This delicate bitterness is somewhat reminiscent of crystallized cherry-stones seeped in spirit. It is certainly a penchant for revealing all its qualities at once that distinguishes the wines of La Mission and pleases a lot of tasters. It is also the consummate expression of the land of the Graves of Pessac. When maturing, this wine is still generous, openly proffering all its qualities. This hedonistic side is one of its most attractive particularities. Read less

Berry Bros & Rudd review: This is quite wonderful. A spectacular nose of minerals, spices and crushed<br/>blackberries, is the perfect entree for the elegant creamy black fruit on the<br/>palate marked by incredible purity and elegance. Perfectly integrated tannins<br/>provide hidden power beneath the intense, seductive character. This is more<br/>approachable at this stage than any La Mission we've tasted and experience<br/>suggests that it will fill out significantly, taking on even more body and<br/>substance, in the years to come. Only 5500 cases of this classic were made in<br/>2005.

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