Great maturity (liquorice), but also fresh (menthol). Fruits, light cedar add to complex aromas. The high volume brings a certain lightness and ethereal character to this Pessac-Leognan Cru Classe. The 2012 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion is very powerful, with blended tannins adding a mild impression. Very charming, superb balance and harmony, and incredible length: the trademark of superior wines.