Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1995

 Incl. VAT & DP1 Jeroboam (5l)
Parker : 95+ / 100
J. Robinson : 17,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This vintage is aging at a glacial pace and the tannins are currently more significant than their counterbalancing components of fruit and glycerin. While the word "potential" seems to be the most positive descriptor for this vintage, there are some nagging doubts about whether all the tannins will melt away and the fruit will hold. As in most 1995s, the color remains a healthy dark plum/purple. One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has buttressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La Mission's classic asphalt, cassis, blackberry, smoky barbecue, meaty notes intermixed with a hint of hot rocks. The 1995 is still a young wine and I am beginning to wonder if this vintage overall will resemble 1975 rather than something with more charm? Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035?.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Vineyard
Graves

Alcohol
13

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

J. Robinson
17,5

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
Red

Producer
Château Haut-Brion

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
95+

Allergens
Contains sulphites