La Mission Haut Brion 2008

Cult Wines Price: £1,825.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, 2008

Tasting Notes La Mission Haut Brion 2008

95

Like a lot of wines in this underrated vintage, the 2008 La Mission was one of the great bargains of recent vintages. Its healthy blue/purple color is followed by aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, licorice, truffles, underbrush and forest floor. The scorched earthy/smoky character of this estate's terroir has not yet emerged. 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. It will benefit from another 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades. The final blend was 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194
95

Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Two bottles tasted and I was initially parsimonious with my score since it seems to have closed down. Allowing the wine to continually aerate, it finally agrees to reveal what is impressive ripeness “under the bonnet”, with blackberry, scorched earth, graphite and even a touch of honey. But it is just glimpses of what will evolve with time. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins, a little edgy and tense, vivacious with a very crisp, focused finish with beautifully integrated oak. Once the aromatics awaken, this will be superb. Tasted January 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2012
93

Fascinating aromas of crushed berry, plums, sweet tobacco and stones. Full bodied, with chewy and velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is very structured and rich with a bright and tangy acidity. Needs time to come together, obviously. Try after 2015.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, December 20th 2010

La Mission Haut Brion Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
La Mission Haut Brion 2017 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,558.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2017 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,380.00 6x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2016 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £3,538.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2016 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,769.00 6x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2015 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £3,500.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2015 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,740.00 6x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2014 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,620.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2013 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,320.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2012 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,750.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2011 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,700.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2010 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £4,630.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2009 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £4,935.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2008 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,825.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2007 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,691.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2006 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,900.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2005 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £4,830.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2005 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,415.00 6x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2004 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,576.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2003 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,750.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2002 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,542.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2001 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,024.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2000 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £6,000.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1999 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,850.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1998 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £3,250.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1997 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,780.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1996 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,000.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1995 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,118.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1990 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £6,400.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1989 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £15,330.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1986 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,848.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1982 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £8,400.00 12x75cl