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1973 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    September 11, 2021 - Epic Bordeaux for an Epic Birthday!; 9/1/2021-9/12/2021 (Paris & Bordeaux): Super fun wine because it was the birth year of one of our friends at the dinner and so just very kind to bring it. This was drinking well to me. A bit overshadowed by the bottle we had after which surprised me in being my WOTN. Not sure why the difference. This was very well aged and leathery and cigar smoke and all of that.

  • mike l. Likes this wine: 87 points

    October 20, 2019 - the best showing of the three bottles i picked up.

    had good old world fruit, cranberry and herbal character, tobacco leaf. tea. very good showing for what's definitely an over the hill bottle.

  • mike l. wrote: 80 points

    June 19, 2019 - better showing the last but again also flawed or just too old.

  • mike l. Does not like this wine: 70 points

    March 3, 2019 - first bottle was mostly shot. mostly vinegar in character. holding out hope on the other two.

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  • Fred_Bo Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 14, 2018 - This fooled the lot at the tasting. No-one guessed 1973.

    I cannot knock 'em. This was not acting apart. This could easily have been a good vintage in the 70's. Still a little fruit, good tannins (however, well integrated by now).
    The 2nd and tertiary notes were the most forward ones. Heavy BBQ, sandalwood, cedar, dusty books and dry leaves. Hints of lavender as well. This was terrific.

    Should be enjoyed now.

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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 Jancis Robinson, MW
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1973
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 37 (55%)
  • Consumed 30 (45%)

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