This is the stand out wine of the vintage. The classic characteristics of this wine and region seem to have been brought into sharp focus in 2015. As a producer they are no stranger to receiving high praise for their wines with several years receiving top marks but the 2015 seems to offer something a little more nuanced. It will need another few years before it truly settles into itself but it will offer a decade, at least, of good drinking after that. It is also well priced, which always helps.
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion is clearly the next left bank claret in terms of price rank after the Premier Crus.
For many years before its purchase by its more famous neighbour in 1983, it challenged Haut-Brion head-to-head in terms of quality in every vintage.
If you have the money, it older vintages of La Mission are very good value.
The red Grand VIn blend is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The white is 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc.
Both wines continue to challenge Haut-Brion for quality equality.
Before 2009, La Mission Blanc was called Laville Haut Brion.
There’s a red second wine called La Chapelle La Mission Haut Brion and a white second wine called La Clarte de Haut Brion Blanc. Unusally for second wines, we recommend both.
Please allow around 2 weeks for delivery of this wine.
Overseas deliveries can take longer.
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2015 was an excellent vintage in Pessac-Léognan
2015 was a very good vintage in Bordeaux
Other wines from Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion
2000 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion: £125
2001 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion: £100
2006 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion: £77
2007 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion (150cl): £125
2012 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion: £62