Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe (3 bottle OWC) 2018
Indulge in the luxurious taste of the 2018 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe, 1500ml, presented in its original wooden case (OWC) with three impeccably crafted magnums. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and aromas of this exceptional wine, carefully crafted by the master winemakers of Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, known for their unparalleled attention to detail and commitment to quality. The wine's full-bodied texture and complex layers of fruit and oak will tantalize your palate and leave a lasting impression, making it an ideal addition to any discerning wine collector's collection. Don't miss the chance to savor this extraordinary vintage, available now in limited quantities.
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
Black, red fruit and hints of blue fruit, cigar box, tobacco leaf, tar, smoke, espresso and campfire notes create the enticing aromatic profile. The wine is powerful, full-bodied and concentrated, taking up a lot of room on your palate. Luxurious, palate staining, polished, and energetic in your mouth, the finish lingers with layers of smoked red, blue and black fruits, stone, tobacco leaf, oyster shell and smoke. I really like the length and purity in the finish. The end note kept going long after the wine left my glass. The wine blends 57.5% Merlot with 42.5%, 14.4% ABV.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
The 2018 La Mission Haut-Brion is a blend of 53.5% Merlot, 42.9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3.6% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it emerges from the glass with a first wave of stewed black and red plums, mulberries and black raspberries scents, followed by pronounced notions of warm cassis, clove oil, violets and chocolate box, with hints of cast-iron pan, pencil lead and forest floor coming through after a few minutes. The medium to full-bodied palate shimmers with energy, delivering layers of red and black fruits with earthy and mineral sparks and a texture so satiny you need to remember to look for it, finishing with amazing vibrancy. This is so wonderfully evocative and singular, and yet it feels like its holding something back. It makes for an impressive glass right now, but give it a good 5 years in bottle to allow further nuances to emerge and expect it to seriously reward those who can wait a good 12-15 years, when it should really hit its stride. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown