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Château la Mission Haut-Brion 2010

Bordeaux - Pessac-Léognan - Cru Classé de Graves - Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Grand Cru Classé of Graves in 1959

$756.11
Wooden case of 1 bottle (0,75L)
In stock
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Data sheets
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 62%
Merlot 37%
Cabernet Franc 1%
Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

What better vintage to embody the excellence of the Graves region than Château La Mission Haut-Brion? This estate was founded in the 16th century by the de Lestonnac family, and taken over the following century by the Congregation of Lazarist priests.

Situated opposite its illustrious neighbor, Château Haut-Brion, straddling the communes of Talence and Pessac, La Mission Haut-Brion, like the latter, has belonged to the Domaines Clarence Dillon and Prince Robert du Luxembourg since 1983. 

Grand Cru Classé in red in the Graves wine classification, Château La Mission Haut-Brion shines in the wine world and among wine lovers the world over, thanks to its formidable terroir enhanced by innovation and technical precision on the part of the teams.

Château La Mission Haut-Brion reigns over a 29-hectare vineyard planted on magnificent gravel terraces, with clay, sand and limestone subsoils.

- The red grape varieties are 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. The grand vin is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 70 to 75% of which are new. La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is the Second red wine.

 - The white grape varieties are 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon blanc. The grand vin blanc is aged for 12 to 15 months in French oak barrels,... See more ...

Critics Château la Mission Haut-Brion 2010.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
100/100
James Suckling
100/100
Wine Spectator
97/100
Jancis Robinson
18/20

Description Château la Mission Haut-Brion 2010.

2010 is undoubtedly a great vintage for the Bordeaux vineyard. It is a hot and dry year that offered the best conditions to the vine to concentrate all the most qualitative elements of the berries: a beautiful richness in sugars, an accumulation of anthocyanins and a great aromatic potential. The main features of this vintage are: sunny months of June and July, a dry August which triggered a good ripening of the grapes, and alternating hot days and cool nights in September which allowed us to offer an exceptional quality of harvest.

Blend of the 2010 vintage: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc.

The color is deep and bewitching, a dark red with elegant tiled highlights.

The nose is intense with notes of blackcurrant, black cherry, chocolate and licorice, enhanced by a floral hint of faded rose.

Very refined from the moment it enters the mouth, it immediately appeals by its volume and balance, with a silky touch due to very beautiful tannins. Incredibly fresh, it delivers an endless ocean of fruity and spicy flavors to a long, precise and persistent finish.

Food and wine pairing:

Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2010 will pair perfectly with Angus beef with porcini mushroom and chanterelle sauce, salmis de palombe, confit shoulder of lamb, roast beef in foie gras crust or truffled venison steak.

For an agreement with cheeses, privilege those with pressed and uncooked paste: cantal, old mimolette, morbier, saint-nectaire and tomme of Savoy.

It is also a good match for several chocolate desserts: an Opera cake, a crispy entremet or a bavarois.

Ageing potential and tasting:

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2010 can wait another 10-15 years in the cellar, perhaps even longer, and will reach its peak between 2035 and 2040.

However, it can be enjoyed now with proper preparation. To do so, take care to place the bottle in the serving room at room temperature the night before and open it. Otherwise, open and decant the bottle at least 6 to 7 hours before the tasting.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar, protected from light, lying down, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

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