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Château La Mission Haut Brion 2018, Grand Cru Classé, Pessac Leognan 12 x 75cl

MISS050
Almost opaque in colour, the bouquet is rich and pure, the palate full bodied and laden with blackcurrant fruits. Multi layered and concentrated this is an outstanding La Mission.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
12 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
53.5% Merlot, 42.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.6% Cabernet Franc
Genre:
Style:
N/A
Region:
Country:
France
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2028 through to 2040
£3,000.00
 

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

The 26 hectares of vineyard at Château La Mission Haut Brion are planted with 45.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43.8% Merlot and 10.4% Cabernet Franc. There is a notable increase in Merlot plantings matched with a decrease in Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc since the mid, 1990’s. The soil is deep gravel over clay, with a topsoil of sand and chalk. The vines average 28 years of age and the vineyard is planted to a vine density of 10,000 vines per hectare.

Tasting Notes

Almost opaque in colour, the bouquet is rich and pure with terroir dominating characters and intense ripe cassis. The palate is full bodied, laden with blackcurrant, tightly knit with superb, suave tannins.  Multi layered and concentrated this is an outstanding La Mission.