2020 Château La Mission Haut-Brion
The 2020 Le Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 48.6% Merlot, 43.2% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8.2% Cabernet Franc. This Mission Haut Brion belongs to one of the most beautiful vintages ever and is a worthy successor to the 2016 and 2019 vintage and has received a score of 100/100 points from Suckling and Parker.
The wine has incredible precision with a medium to full-bodied taste with supple and soft tannins and great acidity. It is a wine of incredible focus and delineation. The wine has a deep garnet purple color and unfolds in the glass with notes of black currants, black cherries, dark chocolate, violets, tobacco leaf, forest floor and a hint of bergamot.
Neal Martin van de Wine Advocate (Parker) writes about the 2020: "The 2020 La Mission Haut-Brion is a brilliant effort that exhibits a level of balance and integration that are impressive in such a powerful young Bordeaux"
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||2030|
|James Suckling rating||99|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|