1955 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Bordeaux - 100 pts - 750ml

1955 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Bordeaux - 100 pts - 750ml

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1955 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Bordeaux - 100 pts!

La Mission Haut Brion is situated in Bordeaux' southern suburb, Talence. From 1919 and until 1983, it was Woltner family, who had owned this property. Under Woltner's reign, La Mission Haut Brion experienced one of its most significant period with a string of excellent vintages and was considered then as fully on the level with First Growths and sometimes even better than these. In 1983, owners of Haut Brion purchased La Mission Haut Brion and today its Jean Philippe Delmas, who's responsible for this property.

There is 20 ha of vines planted with 48 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, vines are on average 21 years old, and the wine spends 20 months in new oak. It's challenging and almost impossible to resist La Mission Haut Brion's fantastic richness, silky structure, extraordinary balance and sophisticated/refined "look". La Mission Haut Brion is irresistible even in average vintages and is famous for a legendary long life of its wines.

      


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1955
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pessac Leognan
Producer La Mission Haut-Brion
Color Red
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Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - Even allowing for the greatness of Haut-Brion and Mouton-Rothschild, the 1955 La Mission is the "wine of the vintage." It possesses a sweet, cedary, clove, smoke, and black-raspberry-scented nose, and rich, full-bodied, remarkably harmonious flavors that ooze with ripe fruit, glycerin, and heady alcohol. The tannin has totally melted away, and the wine reveals considerable rust at the edge, so it is unlikely that the 1955 will improve with further cellaring. There is no indication of any fragility or decline, so this wine can be safely drunk for 10-15 more years. It is an amazing, complex, superbly well-balanced La Mission-Haut-Brion! RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1955
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pessac Leognan
Producer La Mission Haut-Brion
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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