2008 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

750 ml

$229.99

3 in stock

Appellation: Pessac-Léognan

Ratings: NM-96  RP-95  WE-95  JS-93  ST-92+  WS-90

3 in stock

Description

“The 2008 La Mission Haut-Brion has an open, feisty, lively bouquet with blackberry, briary, cedar, black olive and a light seaweed (Japanese nori) aroma. This is wonderful, an intoxicating bouquet. The palate is beautifully balanced with a fine bead of acidity, very focused with good weight and structure. This is a very convincing showing, at the moment more pleasurable than the 2008 Haut-Brion, just so fresh and complex, offering a discrete tertiary, smoke-tinged finish that goes on and on. One of the best 2008s out there.” (2/2018) 96 points, Neal Martin for Vinous

“Like a lot of wines in this underrated vintage, the 2008 La Mission was one of the great bargains of recent vintages. Its healthy blue/purple color is followed by aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, licorice, truffles, underbrush and forest floor. The scorched earthy/smoky character of this estate’s terroir has not yet emerged. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated with good acidity, freshness and delineation, this is a big wine for the vintage, but also very classic in its balance of tannin, acidity and extract. It will benefit from another 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades.” (8/2012) 95 points, Robert Parker for The Wine Advocate

“Dark and concentrated, this is a powerhouse of flavors and dense tannins. It’s a wonderful combination of velvet texture and dry structure. Layered, complex, wood and spice already showing signs of integration, but certainly set for the long haul.” (4/2011) 95 points, Wine Enthusiast

“Fascinating aromas of crushed berry, plums, sweet tobacco and stones. Full bodied, with chewy and velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is very structured and rich with a bright and tangy acidity.” (12/2010) 93 points, James Suckling

“Dense plummy red, ripe Cabernet fruit open on the nose, firm on the palate, a little herbaceous, precision, clarity and depth. Drink 2015-25. (4/2009) Decanter

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in

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