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La Mission Haut-Brion 2018, 0.75L

Region: Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux France
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Merlot / Petit Verdot
Score: 98-100WA
Review: "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."

Staff Notes:

Wine Advocate: 98-100

Jeb Dunnuck: 97-99

Jeff Leve: 97-99

James Suckling: 97-98

Decanter: 97

Wine Enthusiast: 95-97

[Bordeaux Future: Earliest Anticipated Arrival, Fall 2021.]

 

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