Red

2004 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 108

  • VoteferPedro Likes this wine:

    December 5, 2020 - this one was a bit more structured and tannic even with 2 hour decant - was nothing like my last outing
    wife very sensitive to TCA and did not note any.
    I cannot explain the variance with my last but was very nice with food (steak frites)

    I seem to gave quite some variation in the bottles but they are from the same case; this was 5th of 12- we shall see how the rest fairs

  • Audun G wrote: 93 points

    November 14, 2020 - Coravin @ Park Hotel Vossevangen. Expressive Graves/Pessac aromas with dark berries, tobacco and dark chocolate. Round, rich and lush in the mouth. Lacks maybe some structure and persistence. But then there is a high Merlot content in this wine, which should explain the marginal structure.

  • OenoEd wrote: 93 points

    October 1, 2020 - I reviewed this 15 months ago and scored it 93. It’s lost a point for me in the mouth, and gained a point in the nose, so I’m keeping this at a cautious 93. What a nose! I imagined I was buried in a deep pile of wet leaves and composting mint shrubs and tempted out by a spicy Mexican chocolate bar. On a farm, surrounded by cow pies. Love that bouquet! Those who have commented that the texture isn’t up to LMHB exemplars, with its soft attack, encroaching heat and sense of dilution toward the finish, are correct. Better w food, particularly a simple grilled ribeye, or lamb chop. Decanted an hour. Drink over next six years, no radical change expected here.,

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  • Wino133 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 17, 2020 - Really at the start of its prime window, it is well balanced across all groups of notes at the moment. Would suggest drinking over next 3 years if you like them balanced or cellaring for at least another 5 if you prefer more of the tertiary flavours.

    Pretty damn good considering the vintage.

  • hargy Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 14, 2020 - lovely wine with unmistakably La Mission Haut-Brion - it is only just entering its drinking window and I think this will just get better and better

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    3/10/2014 (link)

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    March 2014, 3/1/2014 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2008, Issue #22 (link)

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  • December 2008, Issue #22 (link)

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    November 2008 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/23/2008 (link)

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    November 2007 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/5/2005 (link)

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Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    A Fathers Day Wine Tasting, Episode #692, 6/19/2009 (link) (92-93) points

    (Chateau La Mission Haut Brion) #2 (opened 24 hours earlier on Episode #691); COLOR-dark; NOSE-the red fruit has come forward more than yesterday; the muskiness has subsided a little; it' s more about the fruit; like sour cherries meets broccoli; very focused; but still a little dirtiness; like moss or sod; I like the nose today; PALATE-this wine is much better today; it's opened up dramatically; very complex and has character; great sour cherry; great cedar box on the back-end; great length; very complex bottle of Bordeaux; RP-90; SV-90; GV-92/93

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Chat La Mission Haut Brion Wine Review, Episode #691, 6/18/2009 (link)

    (Chateau La Mission Haut Brion) COLOR-dark; NOSE-very earthy & musty; some black cherry and pencil shavings; a little fig action; PALATE-big tannins; quite bitter; lots of green aspects; this is VERY young; if you have this, let it cellar for 6-10 years; this is opened for 2 hours and is VERY tight; some blackberry coming through on the back-end; this wine is barely approachable; the tannins are firm and really rock tight right now; dark fruit; a little chocolate on the back-end; RP-90; GV-too young to rate, but 88-92 potential

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/13/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion) Caramel, mocha and ripe black fruit nose; tasty, cassis, tobacco and mineral palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan
  • UPC Codes 0649944020868, 3388111482043

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 151 (3%)
  • In Cellars 2,803 (64%)
  • Consumed 1,401 (32%)

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