2010 La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (6L) (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1067012

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RP 98-100 WS 95-98 ST 94-97
JS 95-96
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Tasting Notes

98-100 points Parker: " One of the most powerful La Missions ever produced, the 2010, a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, achieved 15% natural alcohol (even higher than the 2009's 14.7%). Nevertheless, the pH is normal which gives the wine an extraordinary precision, freshness and vibrancy despite its massive size. A blue/purple color is followed by a classic nose of blueberry liqueur, creme de cassis, spring flowers and crushed rocks. This monumental, full-bodied, incredibly rich La Mission-Haut-Brion will need a decade of cellaring and should last for 40-50 years. It is slightly fatter and creamier than its sibling rival, the 2010 Chateau Haut-Brion." (05/11) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "This is loaded, with a torrent of pastis, crushed plum, blueberry and boysenberry fruit, backed by tarry tannins and a long, spice- and graphite-filled finish. Big, but very, very sleek. Highest percentage of Cabernet ever for La Mission (62 percent). Tasted non-blind." (03/10) 95-96 points James Suckling: "This is very perfumed for La Mission with dark berry, light chocolate, flowers, and minerals. Full and silky with fine tannins and a bright and tangy finish. Intense and powerful. Refined. Long." K&L's notes: **+ 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc. Very open and forward. Delicious.

Staff Reviews

  • Trey Beffa
    By: Trey Beffa
    5/13/2011
    K&L Staff Member
    A big wine with lots of dense fruit and a long, rich and mineral-driven finish.
  • Steve Greer
    By: Steve Greer
    5/13/2011
    K&L Staff Member
    Floral, with concentrated spice and black-red fruits.
  • Ralph Sands
    By: Ralph Sands
    5/13/2011
    K&L Staff Member
    Deep, but bright. Naturally a powerful wine that will last a long time.
  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    5/13/2011
    K&L Staff Member
    Elegant, sexy and suave, with mashed raspberry fruit and milk chocolate nuances.

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