La-Mission-Haut-Brion-Pessac-Leognan-2013

La Mission Haut Brion, (Pessac Leognan), 2013

“The 2013 La Mission Haut Brion, a blend of 65% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, has a very pretty bouquet. It is not intense or powerful, as you would anticipate given the growing season, but it unfurls in the glass to reveal wild strawberry, raspberry and dried quince scents, augmented by dried orange peel and bay leaf scents. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin on the entry. This is fresh in the mouth, focused and in the context of the 2013 vintage, quite vivacious, full of energy, especially on the finish. While it might lack the depth, that Merlot lends it the fleshiness that lifts this La Mission Haut Brion above others.”
- Wine Advocate (91 points)
October 2016

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: C1288
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: La Mission Haut Brion
Item(s) Bottle
$245.00
Case
$2,940.00

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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: C1288
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: La Mission Haut Brion

Description

“The 2013 La Mission Haut Brion, a blend of 65% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, has a very pretty bouquet. It is not intense or powerful, as you would anticipate given the growing season, but it unfurls in the glass to reveal wild strawberry, raspberry and dried quince scents, augmented by dried orange peel and bay leaf scents. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin on the entry. This is fresh in the mouth, focused and in the context of the 2013 vintage, quite vivacious, full of energy, especially on the finish. While it might lack the depth, that Merlot lends it the fleshiness that lifts this La Mission Haut Brion above others.”
- Wine Advocate (91 points)
October 2016