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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 2005

Auction:
2503
Lot:
348
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$334$275

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2503
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2010 6:00PM

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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 2005
Pessac Leognon
"There are slightly more than 5,000 cases of the 2005 La Mission-Haut-Brion, a blend of 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a touch of Cabernet Franc. While there is little difference between La Mission and Haut-Brion's terroirs (their vineyards are only separated by a two-lane road), La Mission possesses more fat, texture, and intensity. An enormously endowed wine with huge tannin and structure, the 2005 offers a quintessential Graves bouquet of burning embers, charcoal, blackberries, truffles, black currants, and a meaty character. Reminiscent of the 1989, with more structure as well as a longer window of drinkability, the 2005 may be a modern day, improved version of a vintage such as 1955, which was well-endowed, very tannic, and took a long time to come around. While fabulously full-bodied and unctuous, the 2005 will not provide much charm in its youth. It needs 8-10 years of cellaring, and should age effortlessly for 30-40 years. " R. Parker, 97 pts. 04/08
1 bottle
Estimate $300-450

Keywords

La Mission, Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, Bordeaux wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, French wines, Graves, Merlot, Pessac, Tannin, Wine

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