2018 Château La Mission Haut-Brion La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion
The La Chapelle de La Mission - 2nd vin du Château la Mission-Haut-Brion is, as the name indicates, the second wine of this famous house from the Pessac Léognan. The 2018 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion is composed of 40.8% Merlot, 51.6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7.6% Cabernet Franc, harvested from September 10 to October 2. Deep garnet purple colored in the glass. It has fresh and crisp aromas of raspberry, blueberry and warm blackcurrant with a hint of wet forest floor, yeast, menthol and espresso plus a fragrant hint of red roses. The palate is full-bodied and has a wonderful freshness that lifts the preserves of black and red fruits, framed by nicely rounded tannins and ends with a savory note. This is a beautiful wine and has many characteristics of its big brother La Mission Haut-Brion.
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||2023|
|James Suckling rating||94|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|