2016 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion - Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé - 1 Magnum (1.5L)

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2016 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion - Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé - 1 Magnum (1.5L)
Red wine - France - 99/100 points, Neal Martin

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99 points Vinous NEAL MARTIN

Outer quote mark The 2016 La Mission Haut-Brion was stunning from barrel, and now in bottle. It has a sublime bouquet of blackberries, briar and hints of dark chocolate and rose petals that gain intensity with aeration while maintaining ethereal delineation. It never steps on the accelerator too hard. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is still a veneer of new oak that will need to be assimilated over the coming years. This is a deep La Mission that caresses the mouth. Touches of graphite lingering on a finish that fans out gloriously. Is the 2016 up there with the 1955 or 1989? Nearly. (NM)

Lot details
Type
Red wine
Vintage
2016
Producer, Name of wine
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion
Classification
Grand Cru Classé
Number of bottles
1
Bottle size
Magnum (1.5L)
Country
France
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Fill Level
Bordeaux bottle type, neck fill level
Label Condition
Fully intact, readable label
Capsule/Cork condition
Fully intact metal capsule
Critic Score
99/100 points, Neal Martin
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