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2010 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • Nanda wrote: 93 points

    September 19, 2021 - 96/10 side by side. Many of the same flavor markers as the 1996, just in a more primary and voluptuous package. So much delicious fruit makes for a fun early peek, but this will be far better in 15+ years after the wine integrates, sheds baby fat and lets the nuances shine. Upside from here.

  • Roidupif Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 16, 2020 - Bottle was OK but closed- Needs longer decanting

  • Cailles wrote: 94 points

    June 29, 2020 - Bordeaux 2010 - 10 Years On - 61 Reds: Bordeaux 2010 after 10 years. 61 reds, mostly big names, tasted blind. Average score 92.1 and lower than the more open and charming 2009 vintage last year (93.4). A few observations: A) It’s not yet the harmonious, complex, classic, clean vintage. Especially the masculine appellations of the left bank need at least 5 more years to just open up, potentially longer to soften. B) Left bank trumps right bank thanks to less detectable alcohol, cleaner lines and the two best wines of the vintage (Mouton, Margaux). C) Pomerol shines bright with many strong wines which can all mask the high alcohol levels (best AOC slightly ahead of Pauillac). D) As in 2009, there are several right banks already past peak, incl. big names (Duffau Lagarosse, Ausone). All in all, 2010 is a very good vintage with pockets of greatness but today 2009 shows more open and hence complex. More information, top and worst 10 list, appellation rankings from five participants in the story link.

    TN: The nose is fairly muted and never really opened-up. On the palate much more expressive with sweet dark and red fruits, some nice earthy and oak-derived aromas, a mineral backbone but with the intriguing sweet fruit at the core. A lot of fun to drink with good mid-palate concentration and all embedded in a fairly fine structure which will only improve with time. Points deducted for the almost non-existant nose and the quite short finish. This would have needed a long decant and/or 10 more years to come around. A controversial wine with a some of the group liking it a lot but more don’t liking it at all (an me somewhere between these two groups).

    Decanting: At least 8 hours in the decanter is advised.

    Group average: 94.8
    Group rank: number 12 out of 61 wines
    (shared with Pontet Canet, Pichon Baron, Branon)

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • sirpat00 wrote: 92 points

    June 21, 2020 - Grand Bordeaux 2010 ten years on tasting; 6/21/2020-6/22/2020 (Fribourg): Big Bordeaux 2010 2-day horizontal hosted by a private collector. My 3 main takeaways from the vintage were 1) more frequent perception of heat, 2) a slightly stronger left bank and a less consistent right bank, 3) while in general it is still too early to pop the 2010s, wine selection is key as some appear to be in decline already, especially on the right bank. The top wines were Mouton (99), Margaux (98) and VCC (98). The biggest positive surprise was Clos Manou (95). Biggest disappointment was Pape Clement (86). More details and complete tasting overview included in the tasting story.

    Tasting notes:
    Black cassis, a bit liqueur-like, some heat on the palate, dense but in a heavy-handed way and not very exciting overall. Should also mention that in the few minutes we could follow this in the glass this was already improving in great strides - but didn’t come close to greatness. La Mission and Haut Brion were my low light among the two wines on the left bank. Interestingly noticeable alcohol was already an issue with the 2009. Maybe just much more bottle aging required here, but I am not entirely convinced that this will do the trick.

  • Order66 Likes this wine: 98 points

    March 28, 2020 - Wow. Rocks, rocks and more rocks with maybe some fruit and spices thrown in there. Such a regal wine. I could keep my nose in the glass for hours and just keep to myself. It’s wines like these that remind of the magic that is French Cabernet and Merlot. Sensual, ridiculous texture. You take a sip, and never mind. The sip takes YOU. I love wines that really mess with ones’ sense of being. This is one of those. I have a feeling this wine will be immortal. Drink when and how you’d like. Just enjoy it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    Squares & Circles: Bordeaux ‘10 At Ten (Apr 2020), 4/1/2020 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    2/12/2020 (link)

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  • By Jane Anson
    Bordeaux 2010: Ten years on, 1/30/2020 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/30/2020 (link)

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  • By Andrew Jefford
    Jefford’s pick: 10 top wines that are big, balanced and delicious, 10/25/2018 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2015, Issue #55, Château La Mission Haut-Brion One of the Graves’ Greatest Estates- Changing For the Better?

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
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    1/23/2014 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    July/August 2013, IWC Issue #169 (link)

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  • June 2011, Issue #32 (link)

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    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/5/2011 (link)

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    April 2011 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2011, Issue #32, The 2010 Bordeaux Vintage: Very Ripe, Very Tannic and With Just A Few Great Successes

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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, 3277038397977, 3453521191240

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  • Pending Delivery 451 (14%)
  • In Cellars 2,432 (76%)
  • Consumed 321 (10%)

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