La Mission Haut Brion 2011

Cult Wines Price: £1,700.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, 2011

Tasting Notes La Mission Haut Brion 2011

95

The small production (4,150 cases) of 2011 La Mission-Haut-Brion displays the nobility and complexity of this great terroir. Burning embers, scorched earth, blueberry, black currant, licorice and spice aromas jump from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored wine. With full body (atypical for a 2011), but no hard edges, this opulent, multidimensional, fleshy, rich, stunningly long, well-balanced La Mission is another great achievement in what has been nearly a century of producing remarkable wines from this hallowed vineyard. The long 2011 should be reasonably mature in another 4-6 years, and last for two decades. It will always be a revelation in a vintage that is unlikely to receive a lot of exciting press. The final blend was 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and 11% Cabernet Franc.

Jean-Philippe Delmas continues to quietly and authoritatively turn out one great wine after another at La Mission-Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #212 Apr 2014
93-95

The La Mission is a blend of 33.7% Merlot, 11.3% Cabernet Franc and 55% Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose takes time to coalesce: very classic with ripe blackberry and briary fruit, fine minerality, a hint of black olive and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins. This is an edgy La Mission with crisp acidity, a silver citric thread, dark broody brambly fruit and an almost angular, but very fresh, focused finish. I like the classicism of the 2011. Excellent. Tasted April 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2012
93

A wine with pretty dark-chocolate, berry and currant character. Stones, too. Full body, chewy but polished tannins and a firm finish. Already showing the sea shell and iodine. Needs at least four or five years to soften. Reminds me of the excellent 1978. Try in 2019.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 19th 2014

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 £2,601.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2016 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £3,500.00 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 £3,234.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2014 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,500.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2014 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £800.00 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 £1,750.00 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 £4,590.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2008 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,864.00 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 £1,885.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2005 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £4,620.00 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 £1,600.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2003 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,720.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2002 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,587.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2001 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,000.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2000 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £5,450.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1999 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,950.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1998 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £3,300.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1997 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,344.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1996 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,898.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1995 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,467.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1990 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £6,320.00 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 £2,244.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1982 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £8,400.00 12x75cl