La Mission Haut Brion 2009

Cult Wines Price: £4,935.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, 2009

Tasting Notes La Mission Haut Brion 2009

100

The 2009 was not part of this vertical tasting, so I am repeating the tasting note published in issue #199 of The Wine Advocate from a tasting done in January, 2012.

A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2009 La Mission-Haut-Brion stood out as one of the most exceptional young wines I had ever tasted from barrel, and its greatness has been confirmed in the bottle. A remarkable effort from the Dillon family, this is another large-scaled La Mission that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (47% of each) and the rest Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a magnificent bouquet of truffles, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, subtle smoke and spring flowers. The wine's remarkable concentration offers up an unctuous/viscous texture, a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, sweet, sumptuous, nearly over-the-top flavors and massive density. Perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime La Mission-Haut-Brion, the 2009 will take its place alongside the many great wines made here since the early 1920s. The good news is that there are nearly 6,000 cases of the 2009. It should last for 50-75+ years. Given the wine's unctuosity and sweetness of the tannin, I would have no problem drinking it in about 5-6 years. The final blend was 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199
96

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The La Mission Haut-Brion ‘09 has an opulent bouquet, a lot of glycerine - opulent and sensual. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins. Good concentration here with fine depth, a lot of sweet black spicy fruit with a tingling, umami like pepperiness towards the rounded, generous finish. This is voluptuous and irresistible. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013
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 £1,690.00 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 £4,600.00 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 £2,097.00 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 £16,500.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1986 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,761.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1982 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £8,400.00 12x75cl