La Mission Haut Brion 1998

Current Market Price: £3,275.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, 1998

Tasting Notes La Mission Haut Brion 1998

98

A candidate for the wine of the vintage from this somewhat forgotten year, consumers should be seeking out wines from the Right Bank and Graves as 1998 was a great vintage in those appellations. La Mission's 1998 exhibits a healthy, opaque blue/purple color with no lightening at the edge. Thirty minutes of aeration brings forth a sensational bouquet of chocolate, cedar, truffles, graphite, blackberries, cassis and incense. La Mission's so-called scorched earth/charcoal/hot rocks characteristic has not yet appeared. Full-bodied with superb purity, a multilayered texture, sweet tannin, good acidity and a fabulously long finish, this great, young La Mission-Haut-Brion's finest days are yet to come. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #134
97

A limpid garnet core with ruby rim. The nose here is gregarious, ebullient, almost exotic in style with ripe blackberries, black cherries and a hint of black olives. This a glorious bouquet that soars from the glass but after five minutes it has clammed up a little and needs rigorous swirling to revivify. The palate is full-bodied with firm, ripe tannins. It still has the hubris and exoticism that it displayed in its youth but it is more tempered with a decade ageing. Notes of black cherries, bilberry and a touch of black olives towards the finish. Vibrant and intoxicating. Needs more time though. Drink 2012-2040+. Tasted May 2008.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2008

La Mission Haut Brion Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
La Mission Haut Brion 2018 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion POA 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2017 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,097.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2016 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £3,370.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2016 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,900.00 6x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2015 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £3,304.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2015 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,710.00 6x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2014 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,570.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2014 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £810.00 6x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2013 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,320.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2013 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £700.00 6x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2012 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,790.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2012 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £870.00 6x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2011 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,700.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2010 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £4,550.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2009 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £4,550.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2008 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,800.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2007 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,680.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2006 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,850.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2005 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £4,475.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2005 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,310.00 6x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2004 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,500.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2003 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,780.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2002 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,548.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2001 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,062.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2000 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £5,200.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1999 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,918.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1998 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £3,275.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1997 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,296.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1996 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,050.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1995 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,374.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1990 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £6,188.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1989 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £14,500.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1986 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,992.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1982 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £8,400.00 12x75cl