Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2018

 In bond ex VATA case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
Parker : 98-100 / 100
J. Robinson : 17.5+ / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2018 La Mission Haut-Brion is composed of 53.5% Merlot, 42.9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3.6% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 10 to October 2. Deep purple-black in color, it slowly unfurls to reveal a beguiling nose of earth and soft-spoken fruit, opening with wild blueberries, wet slate, pencil lead and fresh black cherries giving way to a serious core of blackcurrant cordial, baked plums and wild sage, and then exposing delicate wafts of rose hip tea and candied violets. Full-bodied, the palate is very tightly wound and super intense with amazing restraint and energy focused around very firm, exquisitely fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing incredibly long and fantastically multilayered. Extraordinary wine.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Vinous - A. Galloni
90-93

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17.5+

J. Suckling
97-98

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
Red

Producer
Château Haut-Brion

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
98-100

Allergens
Contains sulphites