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Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge 2022

Pessac-Leognan AOC Grand Cru Classe

La Mission Haut-Brion is no stranger to near-perfect scores, the 2022 attaining 98-99pts from Suckling. Neal Martin declared it "one of the standouts of the vintage". Wine Advocate praised its "broad-shouldered profile with an ample core of fruit".

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Big, muscular wine, full-bodied, broad-shouldered and deep

Aroma

Dark berry and cherry fruit, cassis, liquorice and spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge 2022

More information

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  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2052

The wines of Château La Mission Haut-Brion vie for top-dog position with those of Haut-Brion, which lies just across the road in the suburbs of Bordeaux city. Both have been under the same ownership of Domaine Clarence Dillon since 1983, when a complete renovation of both the vineyards and the winemaking facilities began on this 16th-century property. The vineyards of La Mission lie on a gravel ridge, up to 18 metres deep, which would account for its layers of richness and power, while ageing is in 100% new oak barrels for at least 18 months. This adds even more complexity, along with an increase of Merlot in the blend since the 1990s. Bordeaux's 2022 vintage is exceptional, "really something unique" (Suckling). A wine to look forward to.

"2022 La Mission Haut-Brion is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Dark, powerful and imposing" Antoni Galloni
Vinous, 97-99pts
Map showing Pessac-Leognan AOC Grand Cru Classe
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