La Mission Haut Brion 1995

Product Details

Vintage
1995
Colour
Red
Appellation
Pessac Leognan

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12 x 0.75L BI Stock DP £2,300.00 1 cs

IB (In Bond): Price excludes UK duty & VAT | DP (Duty Paid): Price includes UK duty and excludes VAT

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
95+

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 31/08/2012 This vintage is aging at a glacial pace and the tannins are currently more significant than their counterbalancing components of fruit and glycerin. While the word “potential” seems to be the most positive descriptor for this vintage, there are some nagging doubts about whether all the tannins will melt away and the fruit will hold. As in most 1995s, the color remains a healthy dark plum/purple. One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has buttressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La Mission’s classic asphalt, cassis, blackberry, smoky barbecue, meaty notes intermixed with a hint of hot rocks. The 1995 is still a young wine and I am beginning to wonder if this vintage overall will resemble 1975 rather than something with more charm? Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035?. Emerging from a very backward state, the 1995 La Mission Haut Brion, the colour is stilll a dense, opaque ruby/purple and the aromatics are shut down but promising, offering up black fruit, a hint of chocolate, and some sweet oak. The wine is a brawny, full-bodied La Mission that is going to take some time to reach its apogee. It may remain a somewhat austere wine comapred to the top vintages for La Mission. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. (94)