2016 Château La Mission Haut-Brion
The 2016 Le Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 57.5% Merlot and 42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked between September 19 and October 14, one of the longest harvest ever. "We had to be patient and wait on every parcel," said Jean-Philippe Delmas. It took longer than normal but the weather was great so everything could be picked at the most ideal moment and this makes the 2016 Mission Haut Brion one of the most beautiful vintages ever with a score of 98-100 Parker points.
The wine has incredible precision with a medium to full-bodied taste with smooth and soft tannins and great acidity. As the Wine Advocate say, every atom is infused with great freshness. It is a wine with an incredible focus and definition. The 2015 The Mission Haut-Brion was thought to flirt with perfection, but the 2016 beats it again. The wine is deep garnet-purple in color and unfolds in the glass with tones of black currants, black cherries, dark chocolate, violets, tobacco leaf, forest floor and a hint of bergamot
Château la Mission Haut-Brion is located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Crus Classés in the 1953 Graves classification. La Mission Haut-Brion is the sister company of Château Haut-Brion. The winery belongs to the wine region of Graves, in the municipality of Talence with an additional estate in Pessac. The winery also produces a second wine from younger vines, La Chapelle de la Mission, since the 1991 vintage, and the dry white wine Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc since the merger of Château Laville Haut-Brion in 2010.
The vineyards extend over 21 hectares between Pessac and Léognan, with a distribution of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. The estate produces an average of between 6,000 and 7,000 cases of its grand vin La Mission Haut-Brion each year. For the second wine La Chapelle de la Mission, an average of 4,000 cases are produced. The white Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has an annual production of 500 to 700 cases.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Château La Mission Haut Brion|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Drinking as of||2025|
|James Suckling rating||97|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|