Château La Mission-Haut-Brion - Pessac-Léognan 2014 (750ml)

 
WE
95-97
WA
95
JS
94-95
V
95+

Price: $259.00

Producer Château La Mission-Haut-Brion
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Subregion Pessac-Leognan
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2014
Sku 1005197
Size 750ml

Wine Enthusiast: 95-97 Points

"Ripe and voluptuous this is a beautiful wine. It has acidity and a degree of freshness although the finely textured character and rich fruitiness are its true hallmarks. The tannins will certainly allow it to age well."

James Suckling: 94-95 Points

"Chewy and rich with blueberry stone and mineral character. Full body silky and intense tannins and a mineral berry aftertaste. A finely grained La Mission."

Vinous: 95+ Points

"The 2014 La Mission Haut-Brion is dark powerful and authoritative from the very first impression. A dark beguiling wine it boasts serious richness and concentration. Savory herbs tobacco menthol licorice and a host of dark fruit infuse this deep intense La Mission. The 2014 is not a huge wine but it does have exceptional balance. This is a very strong showing. T

Wine Advocate: 95 Points

The 2014 La Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 54% Merlot 1% Cabernet Franc and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 15 September and 8 October and raised in 55% new oak. It has retained that engagingly fresh and vibrant bouquet the bashful nature that it showed in barrel replaced by a more outgoing personality. This is an exquisite bouquet with pure black fruit cold stone a touch of black olive and later a suggestion of boysenberry preserve. The palate is still structured and considering that a majority is Merlot quite masculine. There remains some new oak to be fully assimilated although there is clearly the fruit to soak that up. It comes more alive on the second half with a lovely spiciness and impressive persistence. It will have more to give down the line and the strictness implies that this La Mission Haut Brion should be afforded a decade in the cellar before it will show what it can do. Published: Mar 31 2017