La Mission Haut Brion 2018

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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, 2018

Tasting Notes La Mission Haut Brion 2018

98-100

The 2018 La Mission Haut-Brion is composed of 53.5% Merlot, 42.9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3.6% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 10 to October 2. Deep purple-black in color, it slowly unfurls to reveal a beguiling nose of earth and soft-spoken fruit, opening with wild blueberries, wet slate, pencil lead and fresh black cherries giving way to a serious core of blackcurrant cordial, baked plums and wild sage, and then exposing delicate wafts of rose hip tea and candied violets. Full-bodied, the palate is very tightly wound and super intense with amazing restraint and energy focused around very firm, exquisitely fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing incredibly long and fantastically multilayered. Extraordinary wine.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
97-98

A tight and linear red with fantastic oyster-shell, iodine and crushed-stone character, complementing the currants and blackberries. Extremely long and fresh.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
97

An extremely fine Mission, just beginning to say its piece. It's dense, gorgeously velvety in texture and bursting with fruit and energy. On the palate you get liquorice and dark chocolate notes, showing clear generosity while easily walking the line of balance. The longer it sits in the glass, the more the minerality takes hold on the mid-palate, doling out its tiny sparks of electricity and holding your attention. The subtle smoke, freshly cut herbs and tight tannins steal up on you, planting their flag in the finish. Harvested 10 September to 2 October, giving a 44hl/ha yield. 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend. IPT 75.8. The 3.76pH is the highest since 1989.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
90-93

The 2018 La Mission Haut-Brion is bright and punchy, with lovely radiant fruit and a good deal of immediacy. Sweet red and purplish berry fruit, mint, tobacco, blood orange and wild flowers all grace this expressive, open-knit La Mission. It will be interesting to see what develops with élevage. Today, La Mission is decidedly expressive, and yet its typical layers of nuance are not yet especially in evidence. In 2018, La Mission is 53.5% Merlot, 42.9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3.6% Cabernet Franc.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

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 £2,562.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2016 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £3,550.00 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 £3,202.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2014 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,590.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2014 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £750.00 6x75cl
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 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 £1,861.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2007 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,625.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2006 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,920.00 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 £1,780.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2002 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,600.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 2001 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,100.00 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 £1,852.00 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 £1,332.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1996 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £1,860.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1995 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £2,562.00 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 £2,124.00 12x75cl
La Mission Haut Brion 1982 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion £8,400.00 12x75cl