Château La Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classé de Graves 2008 - Lot of 2 Bottles

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classé de Graves 2008

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color: Red
  • 14 %
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Silky

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

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
  • Producer/Owner: Domaines Clarence Dillon
  • More information....

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classé de Graves serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Lièvre à la royale, Poularde truffée cuite à la vapeur, Gigot à la ficelle.

Peak: Drink until 2047

What the experts say...

Its healthy blue/purple color is followed by aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, licorice, truffles, underbrush and forest floor. [¿]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. R.Parker (08/12)

Lot presentation
Château La Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classé de Graves

Cuvée presentation

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.

Information about domain Château La Mission Haut Brion

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

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: yes
  • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
  • Producer/Owner: Domaines Clarence Dillon
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Color: Red
  • Peak: Drink until 2047
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 20
  • Volume: 80000 bottles
  • Intensity: Silky
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 7% Cabernet franc

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