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1972 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 1982 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Collector1855 wrote: 91 points

    September 6, 2021 - Tasted blind as a pair with the 1972 Ausone, offered by the generous host, his birthday vintage. We came to a good landing point on the age as these wines were deeply tertiary. A lot of discussions were done on what it was with Barolo and Brunello also being mix he mix, especially for the Ausone which was deeply pitched. The Mission had some farmyard/brett which made several at our table correctly point towards Bdx. Apparently 1972 was not a good Bordeaux vintage, so it was no surprise that the bottles did not have much fruit left. The good thing about old Claret though is that they don’t oxidise and just become very tame and tertiary. I enjoyed this pair.

  • pavel_p Likes this wine: 87 points

    September 4, 2021 - Opened this almost perfect bottle (bottom neck fill) side-by-side with an equally perfect 72 Ausone during birthday dinner. While the Mission was easily identified as an old Bordeaux due to some brett, nobody had the 72 Ausone as a right bank Bordeaux. Ausone was aromatically much more muted and a fairly strict wine it was arguably in better shape. While also in relatively good shape, the Mission had already this sweetness of very old wine.

  • kevin h wrote:

    November 30, 2001 - Historic note (recorded Aug 06). Brown cardboardy wine with just a trace of fruit. Poor bottle.

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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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  • December 2008, Issue #22 (link)

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1972
  • 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 15 (79%)
  • Consumed 4 (21%)

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