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1998 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 2012 - 2032 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 142

  • WrightCru Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 5, 2021 - Simple beautiful. Consumed spur-of-the-moment from the bottle so no decant or breathing time. Immediately gorgeous, rich fruit, balance, finish. No question of its merlot predominance. No hurry but not sure it has the length to go beyond 2030.

  • Vicchangus Likes this wine: 97 points

    September 20, 2021 - Definitely in its prime. Gravel, pencil lead. Blackberry and wonderfully polished. Delicious

  • Cadby wrote: flawed

    July 27, 2021 - Sadly TCA euthanized this beauty. Down the drain.. :-(

  • CamWheeler wrote: 95 points

    January 8, 2021 - SLDS New Year (Quay, Sydney): Classic - cedar, briar, tobacco and raspberry on the nose. Beautifully balanced with composure and class. Fresh on the palate, flows well with great focus and depth. Loved it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dream Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 19, 2020 - This is a very structured vintage of La Miss with a high level of acidity but there are lovely flavors underneath of dark red fruits, smoky gravel and tobacco. Thickly-textured with exceptional depth and plenty of power but the finish is clamped down under a wall of strict tannins. I have no doubt this will emerge one day as a great vintage but it's a waste to open well-stored bottles before 2030 at least. 93+

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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    Mission Complete: La Mission Haut-Brion 1928–2011 (Sep 2021), 9/1/2021 (link)

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    6/12/2016 (link)

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/18/2008 (link) 91 points

    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion) Dark red violet color; nice, rich, cherry and tart berry nose; sweet, juicy cherry, red fruit palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    1/12/2008 (link)

    (La Mission Haut Brion) This also was suprisingly forward. Classic Gravesian nose of tar, weedy tobacco, tweed jacket, red currants, cassis, and wet earth, Palate was very concentrated with a firm minerally backbone and loads of tobacco and earth nuances. The tannins had an almost grainy-like aspect to them. A chewy wine. Great stuff and very open. Still needs to develop secondary aromas but definetly on the way.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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, 099992781448, 099999002010, 263793606099

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 132 (2%)
  • In Cellars 4,130 (71%)
  • Consumed 1,568 (27%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Game, Lamb, Poultry

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  54 votes

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