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About Chateau La Mission Haut Brion
Once a rival of the adjacent Chateau Haut-Brion, La Mission has actually shared ownership with its neighbor since 1983. While just a narrow suburban street divides the two properties--both are located within the city limits of Bordeaux--La Mission's wines maintain their distinctive wilder identity: more powerful and more tannic, often displaying a meaty, truffley character with extended time in bottle.
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87-89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008
(64% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 6% cabernet franc) Good medium ruby to the rim. Pure, enticing aromas of sweet, ripe black raspberry, licorice and bitter chocolate. Supple, fruit-driven and easygoing, with juicy acidity giving a firm edge to the dark raspberry flavor. Not especially long but suave and tasty.