Château La Mission Haut-Brion
See Decanter experts' rating, tasting notes and drinking window for Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2014.
Decanter average score for Château La Mission Haut-Brion (Pessac-Leognan, Grand Cru Classé):
Gorgeous savoury fruit right off the first nose, this is majoring on a complex array of citrus and stone fruits, with some freshly cut lemon on the attack then fattening up through the mid palate with a more lemon curd richness, the 72% Semillon (higher than normal) really makes its presence felt. Beautiful length, minerality and savoury herbs continually flashing along the palate, stone fruits again coming in on mid-palate but never less than elegant, with the fruit held in a firm hold from beginning to end. Impressive, clever winemaking. Great acidity, and although a high 14.75%, the balance is clear.