La Mission Haut Brion 2010

Cult Wines Price: £4,550.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, 2010

Tasting Notes La Mission Haut Brion 2010

98+

A strong candidate for a perfect score in about 15 years, the 2010 La Mission Haut-Brion could well turn out to be a modern-day version of their 1955. Sadly (or maybe fortunately) for me, I'm not old enough to have tasted the 1955 in 1958 from bottle, but this wine could also be an update on the more modern 2000 which, of course, I know well and actually own. This full-bodied, colossal giant of a wine is one of the goliaths of the vintage. It may well have the highest level of natural alcohol for any wine from the Left Bank of Bordeaux (15.1%) and has the definite potential to be a 50- to 75-year wine. Dense purple, it offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal embers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur along with massive concentration, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel and a monumental finish that goes well past a minute, which I think might be a record for a young Bordeaux. Keep in mind that the 2009, which I gave three digits, came in at 14.7%, but the pH of the 2010 is lower, giving the wine a freshness and precision that is remarkable. The final blend was 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and – unlike the Chapelle de la Mission, which has 26% Cabernet Franc – there's only 1% Cabernet Franc in the 2010 La Mission Haut-Brion. This is a wine for those of you with youth on your side as well as patience. It will need a good decade of cellaring. An amazing wine. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2075+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #205
94

Tasted at Chateau Haut Brion. The La Mission has a far more extrovert bouquet compared to the Haut Brion, with fresh, vibrant, gregarious scents of black cherries, mulberry, cassis and vanilla with fine delineation and warmth of alcohol that packs a punch at 15.1%. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded, supple tannins. It is far more expressive than the Haut-Brion at the moment, showing ample dark berries, dark plum and a touch of cedar. This is a powerful, burly, sensual, buxom La Mission but one has to ask, are those the characteristics you expect or desire from an estate that produced so many ethereal wines over the years? Personally I prefer the more sophisticated Haut-Brion. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2013
100

This is crazy. The nose is so unique with the iodine, stones and currant aromas with wet earth and mushroom. Aromas like this don't usually come out until 10 years or so in the bottle. Classic nose for this estate. Full-bodied, with an amazing palate of firm yet polished tannins and a solid palate. So dense and gorgeous. It is really stunning. Try in 2020.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013

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 £3,358.00 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 £3,400.00 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 £1,850.00 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 £4,490.00 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 £1,572.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2001 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,087.00 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 £1,836.00 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 £1,320.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1996 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,255.00 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 £16,200.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1986 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,016.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1982 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £8,400.00 12x75cl