La Mission Haut Brion

Background

Lying across the road from the 1st Growth Chateau Haut Brion, La Mission has been producing wines that equal, and sometimes surpass, the 1st Growths. It is unquestionably one of the finest estates in Graves, producing full bodied wines of intense richness, extract and tannin, with comparable consistency to Latour in creating decent wines in mediocre vintages.

This is due in no small measure to the winemaking brilliance of Jean Delmas who was brought into the team in 1983 when the Dillon family (owners of Chateau Haut Brion) bought the estate from the descendents of the Woltner family. Credit must be given to the Woltners who, during their 65 year reign, helped establish La Mission as a wine of 1st Growth quality.

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Vintages

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 1964 La Mission Haut Brion btls DP 0 1 £495 btls -
Red 1966 La Mission Haut Brion btls DP 0 4 £475 btls -
Red 1975 La Mission Haut Brion (bin soiled) btls IB 0 1 £890 btls -
Red 1981 La Mission Haut Brion btls DP 1 0 £2,750 cs 90
Red 1989 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 2 0 £15,800 cs 100 (RP/NM)
Red 1989 La Mission Haut Brion btls DP 1 0 £16,200 cs 100 (RP/NM)
Red 1990 La Mission Haut Brion (Non Owc) btls DP 0 2 £525 btls -
Red 1995 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 2 0 £2,400 cs 95+ (RP)
Red 1998 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £3,260 cs 98 (RP)
Red 1998 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 3 0 £3,450 cs 98 (RP)
Red 2000 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 5 0 £4,850 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2001 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £2,300 cs 96 (NM)
Red 2001 La Mission Haut Brion btls DP 1 0 £2,300 cs 96 (NM)
Red 2001 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 0 1 £192 btls 96 (NM)
Red 2003 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £1,750 cs 93 (RP)
Red 2003 La Mission Haut Brion mags IB 2 0 £1,800 cs 93 (RP)
Red 2004 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £1,625 cs 94 (NM)
Red 2005 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 5 0 £4,075 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2006 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 2 0 £1,760 cs 94 (NM)
Red 2006 La Mission Haut Brion btls DP 1 0 £1,900 cs 94 (NM)
Red 2006 La Mission Haut Brion mags IB 2 0 £1,920 cs 94 (NM)
Red 2007 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 5 0 £1,610 cs 95 (NM)
Red 2008 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £1,695 cs 96+ (NM)
Red 2008 La Mission Haut Brion btls DP 0 6 £150 btls 96+ (NM)
Red 2009 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 0 2 £358 btls 100 (RP)
Red 2009 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £4,300 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2009 La Mission Haut Brion btls DP 1 0 £4,300 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2010 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £4,140 cs 100 (WA/JS)
Red 2011 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 5 0 £1,620 cs 95 (WA)
White 2011 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc mags IB 1 0 £6,000 cs 95-97 (NM)
Red 2012 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 2 0 £1,650 cs 97 (RP/JD)
Red 2014 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 5 0 £1,490 cs 96 (NM)
Red 2015 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 3 0 £3,120 cs 100 (JS)
Red 2016 La Mission Haut Brion btls IB 0 6 £249 btls 99 (NM)
Red 2017 La Mission Haut Brion imp IB 0 1 £1,880 imp 97 (JS)

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