Red

2004 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 117

  • wineordeath Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 6, 2022 - Good wine, but not up to the name or the price. Weakest of the three Bordeaux wines today, 2018 Le Puy (Emillion) and 2003 Paper Clement being the other two. Classic Bordeaux nose of cassis, mocha, and some pencil. The palate is just a bit dry and thin in comparison to the other two, especially the Pape Clement.

  • djhammond Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 7, 2022 - I am a becoming a fan of 2004 for its accessibility whilst waiting for other post millennium years to start drinking. This is drinking beautifully with a couple of hours in the decanter. The nose is elegant with berry fruits, cocoa, tobacco and floral notes and hints of cedar. The palate is robust showing gravel notes and the tannin still with further evolvement ahead. The finish is decent and well balanced. It is a very enjoyable wine, but a little one dimensional for its reputation.

  • beatles wrote: 94 points

    March 27, 2022 - Tobacco. Most certainly. And I guessed as much as Graves here, placing it in the early part of the century - and guessing Haut-Brion. Has amble fruit, extremely good balance, black berries, a very vertical structure. Still a young wine.
    #Henrik&Musse#Buddy

  • Mrbuzz Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 17, 2022 - 55% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc...decanted for an hour. Have always loved this wine...pretty accessible right from the get go...med bodied with wonderful subtle expressive Bordeaux-ness! Still showing a healthy youthful dark garnet with rose rim color...gorgeously classic nose of creme de cassis, shaved pencil, olive tapenade, leather and mint. Wonderfully creamy and silky...cool climate, med bodied ripeness of dark berry fruits(raspberry,plum,currants)...some sweetness of raspberry jam, cherry skin acidity, to go along with the KILLER powder graphite dry fine grained tannins...really quite accessible and inviting, yet there is plenty of crushed rock and wood spice structure firmness...subtle nuanced layers of dried herbs, licorice, tobacco wrapper, crushed coal, cinnamon stick, tilled up mint garden...some might think too thin and lack of phenolic ripeness...I for one find it refreshing and more of a subtle elegance than the riper warmer vintages. Just screams Bordeaux to me...and would drink this 24/7 if I could!

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  • Wilsonkwok88 Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 24, 2021 - CH La Mission Haut Brion 2004
    Decant in bottle for 80 mins followed by small decanter for 30 mins.
    Tourmaline & ruby color, good clarity. Nose of intense riped fruits, concentrate of black vs red, black & red berries, black and red cherries, blackcurrant, toasted Asian sipces, a little earthy. Entry is smooth and savoury, mainly echo the nose, mineral, salty, herbaceous. Mid palate is medium to full, strong and firm tannins with good level of acidity to up-hold her palate. Finish is elegance with lengthy finished, 50 secs and beyond....93 pts

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  • By Neal Martin
    Mission Complete: La Mission Haut-Brion 1928–2011 (Sep 2021), 9/1/2021 (link)

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

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  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2014, 3/1/2014 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/25/2014 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/24/2008 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2008, Issue #22 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2008 (link)

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

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2007 (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 Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (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

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  • 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 138 (3%)
  • In Cellars 2,854 (64%)
  • Consumed 1,492 (33%)

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