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1997 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • zlives Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 21, 2020 - Lovely nose silky tannins, decanted and took about 30 minutes to open up, got better with time.

  • Alex Choi Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 22, 2018 - Nice Ruby coloor and ready to enjoy from bottle without decant. Extreme full nose of blackfruit, medium, smooth and sweet tannins, hints of earth. tobacco and leathy, but body and finish are below medium or less enjoying. Vintage is not perfect but still very amazing, keen and very interested to try other vintages.

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  • redmancge Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 1, 2018 - Rang out 2017 with this lovely bottle. A nice left bank wine with a bit of graphite tobacco and hints of spice. A very medium body wine with little tannins and red and blueberry fruits were light. Would like to have had a little more fruit come through here. I opened and decanted for couple hours then drank over the next couple hours with seared filets with red wine mushroom sauce and King Crab legs. Probably should have concentrated on this one and not mixed in a Robert Storey Grand Napa Cab in between kind of distracted but last glass was best and not one to place windows but I would probably be looking to drink this one sooner than later as I'm not sure it's going to get a whole lot better. Overall a great way to end the year and look forward to more happy wine drinking experiences going into 2018. As I get older I hate to not experience more of what I might not get to LOL.

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

    October 8, 2017 - Neck level. Pale ruby some garnet rim. Attractive bright dried black and red fruits, intense smokiness and tobacco notes, leather, hint of savoury. Light and layered. Wish I had more.

  • TWSA wrote: 91 points

    June 22, 2016 - Food: Cantonese @ Chairman's Place Hong Kong
    Duration: 2 hours
    Condition: Perfect, decanted
    Aroma: smoke, black fruits, some graphite on the acceptable level (some graves just too much)
    Notes: since it was a relatively quick dinner so had very little time to breathe, I decided to decant it and it worked out okay. Quite smooth and silky and I would say it's a pretty typical good pessac. I have to say I'm actually a big fan of 1997 Bordeaux left bank, not only can you get these wines at a relatively cheap price (comparing to other vintages), it's also pretty mature and quite ready to drink. In fact I think for most 1997 there's around 4-6 years of drinking window left before it will start moving downhill dramatically. I really enjoyed this wine and I would drink up this wine if I had more before it goes downhill.

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  • By Neal Martin
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  • By Chris Kissack
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2003 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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 Code 099999002010

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  • In Cellars 380 (58%)
  • Consumed 280 (42%)

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