La-Mission-Haut-Brion-Pessac-Leognan-2016

La Mission Haut Brion, (Pessac Leognan), 2016

2016 Bordeaux Future
“The 2016 La Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 57.5% Merlot and 42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 19 September and 14 October, one of the longest ever. “We had to be patient and wait for each plot,” Jean-Philippe Delmas told me. “It took longer than usual.” As is customary, I allowed my sample, and likewise all the wines poured at this tasting, around 40-45 minutes to open since they always transform in the glass. It has a clean and precise, quite understated bouquet with fine mineralit√©, cold stone aromas infusing the black fruit. This has incredible precision, perhaps even more pixelated than the “gaff over the road” Haut-Brion. The palate is medium-bodied with supple and lithe tannin. I appreciate the line of acidity here, the smoothness and harmony that takes your breath away. Every atom is infused with life-affirming freshness. It is a wine bridled with incredible focus and delineation. I thought that the 2015 La Mission Haut-Brion flirted with perfection. The 2016 has that extra edge, a “je ne sais quoi” that leaves you reaching for the thesaurus looking for superlatives." -Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (98-100 Points)
Expected Arrival: Autumn 2019
NO PREARRIVALS OR FUTURES ITEMS ARE INCLUDED IN PROMOTIONS

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D1677
Varietal: Bordeaux Future
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: La Mission Haut Brion
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$430.00
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$5,160.00
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D1677
Varietal: Bordeaux Future
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: La Mission Haut Brion
Description

2016 Bordeaux Future
“The 2016 La Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 57.5% Merlot and 42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 19 September and 14 October, one of the longest ever. “We had to be patient and wait for each plot,” Jean-Philippe Delmas told me. “It took longer than usual.” As is customary, I allowed my sample, and likewise all the wines poured at this tasting, around 40-45 minutes to open since they always transform in the glass. It has a clean and precise, quite understated bouquet with fine mineralit√©, cold stone aromas infusing the black fruit. This has incredible precision, perhaps even more pixelated than the “gaff over the road” Haut-Brion. The palate is medium-bodied with supple and lithe tannin. I appreciate the line of acidity here, the smoothness and harmony that takes your breath away. Every atom is infused with life-affirming freshness. It is a wine bridled with incredible focus and delineation. I thought that the 2015 La Mission Haut-Brion flirted with perfection. The 2016 has that extra edge, a “je ne sais quoi” that leaves you reaching for the thesaurus looking for superlatives." -Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (98-100 Points)
Expected Arrival: Autumn 2019
NO PREARRIVALS OR FUTURES ITEMS ARE INCLUDED IN PROMOTIONS