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Château La Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classé de Graves  1994 - Lot of 1 Magnum

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classé de Graves 1994

This "cousin" of Château Haut-Brion produces a wine which is incredibly seductive, fruity and voluptuous, and impressively elegant.

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Lot Description: Château La Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classé de Graves 1994

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Magnum
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 marked label, 1 stained label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Wine cabinet
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 12.50 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
  • Producer/Owner: Domaines Clarence Dillon
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 7% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: Drink until 2025
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 20
  • Volume: 80000 bottles
  • Intensity : Silky
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Mission Haut-Brion's wines offer intensity, body and richness. They have exceptional ageing potential, becoming truly magnificent in the 1988 and 1989 vintages in particular. The chapel built in the 18th century by Lazarist monks gives its name to the property's second wine, made from young vines whose grapes are not used in the grand vin until they have produced at least six harvests.

    The La Mission Haut-Brion domaine can trace its origins back to the 16th century. The de Lestonnac family owned the domaine until the death of Olive de Lestonnac in 1664. The property was then bequeathed to the missionary community of the Lazarist monks, an order founded by St Vincent de Paul. It was seized during the French Revolution and sold at auction in 1792, passing through a number of hands until it was bought in 1919 by Frédéric Otto Woltner. This renowned wine merchant introduced ground-breaking processes for the era, such as glass-lined steel fermentation vats. When his descendants sold the property in 1983, it was immediately bought by the Dillon family, who had owned Château Haut-Brion since 1935. The two crus are produced by terroirs with different characteristics and have retained their distinctive personalities. The power of La Mission is often contrasted with the subtlety of Haut-Brion. For more information , visit the official website: www.mission-haut-brion.com
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

92/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
17-/20Jancis Robinson
91/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink until 2025

Tasting notes - Extract
In the mouth, there is some angularity and rustic tannins remaining, but they are not out of balance. With medium to full body as well as more depth than many of its peers, the wine appears to be close to full maturity.R.Parker (08/12)