La Mission Haut Brion 2009

Product Details

Vintage
2009
Colour
Red
Appellation
Pessac Leognan

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
100

100pts - The deep garnet colored 2009 La Mission Haut-Brion absolutely sings of warm red and black currants, chocolate-covered cherries, liquid licorice, sassafras and espresso with hint of lilacs, pencil shavings and truffles. Full-bodied, rich, bold and oh-so-decadent in the mouth, the palate is completely packed with black fruit preserves and exotic spice layers, framed by wonderfully velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing epically long. Wow! - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2019

100pts -The 2009 was not part of this vertical tasting, so I am repeating the tasting note published in issue #199 of The Wine Advocate from a tasting done in January, 2012.

A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2009 La Mission-Haut-Brion stood out as one of the most exceptional young wines I had ever tasted from barrel, and its greatness has been confirmed in the bottle. A remarkable effort from the Dillon family, this is another large-scaled La Mission that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (47% of each) and the rest Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a magnificent bouquet of truffles, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, subtle smoke and spring flowers. The wine’s remarkable concentration offers up an unctuous/viscous texture, a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, sweet, sumptuous, nearly over-the-top flavors and massive density. Perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime La Mission-Haut-Brion, the 2009 will take its place alongside the many great wines made here since the early 1920s. The good news is that there are nearly 6,000 cases of the 2009. It should last for 50-75+ years. Given the wine’s unctuosity and sweetness of the tannin, I would have no problem drinking it in about 5-6 years. The final blend was 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc.


Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #202, Aug 2012)

Neal Martin
97

The 2009 La Mission Haut-Brion has a wonderful, extravagant bouquet with a slight medicinal note (not apparent on the bottle poured blind the following week) infusing the precocious red fruit, all beautifully defined with star anise and bayleaf developing. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well judged acidity, precocious in style with a long finish that maintains that medicinal leitmotif. Wonderful. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting. - vinous.com, March 2019

Michael Schuster
19

[47CS/47M/6CF] Dense, fat, rich and soft, you smell the flesh and the weight even before tasting, but there is clear gravel element as well; supremely elegant immediate impression - concentration, fresh definition, very fine grained tannins, great tenacity of flavour; ripe fruit impressions dominate, with a slighly bitter black tarry character; very mouthcoating, very long to finish. A powerful presence of generosity, amplitude, power, alcoholic weight, grand scale completeness - along with a touch of hot climate warmth. Very impressive, slightly exhausting! 2022-40+

James Suckling
97

Dark, cool and sleek, this is a very sophisticated wine with great structure and polished tannins that's just beginning to give its best. The cassis and blackberry fruit is brightest on the long finish and that suggests this has great aging potential. Drink or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019) - Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com, March 2019

Wine Lister
972

Quality 986 | Brand 989 | Economics 912 | buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: The highest Quality score in its peer group for the 2009 vintage, at 986 compared to a peer group average of 795 Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 33 of the world's top wine lists, including The River Café at Brooklyn Economics: Above its peer group average price of £95 for the 2009 vintage Production: Lower production than its peer group average of 92,455 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017