Red

1986 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 100

  • Nanda wrote: 94 points

    July 20, 2019 - BBQ and Top Shelf Vino (Chez Moll): Blind in a pair with 86 Latour. Mature plum fruit with loads of classic Cab notes -- bell pepper, cedar, pencil shavings. Nicely rich on the palate with velvety tannin. Some band-aid on the palate, which I found added to the depth. Good grip in the long finish. Plenty of fruit and structure left to age.

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  • acyso wrote: 90 points

    July 20, 2019 - Saturday BBQ (Chicago, IL): Served double blind. Never been a big fan of the 1986 Bordeaux vintage (kind of a charmless one), and this bottle was no exception. This had a really weird celery salt thing on the nose, and to augment that, this seemed to have a wee spot of brett as well. There's some lead pencil, leather, and cedar here, as well as a touch of minerality, but overall, that weird nose and the blocky nature of the vintage do this wine in for me.

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    May 15, 2019 - Acker Auction - May 2019 (Zuma in NYC): I don't always "get" the La Mission, but this here was a very nice wine and of the three bordeauxs seemed to be in the prime drinking window. It's all savory at this point - no fruit really to speak of. Tons of truffle which I ove. Some more herbal side. And this odd like green fern type of note. I happen to enjoy a touch of green in a wine as long as well balanced and this was that. Very tasty.

  • jviz wrote: 96 points

    March 9, 2019 - Pristine bottle, purchased on release by my generous friend and neighbor. Pnp, this bottle was singing out of the gate. Coffee was the dominant note for me, along with tobacco and mint. Quite a lot of supportive fruit remained in this bottle. Texture is perfect for my liking, with what I would guess to be about 25% of the tannin presence remaining. Well balanced and well integrated, we thought it could go another 20+ years to develop more tertiary character and the components suggest it will easily last that long

  • kosdogger wrote: 92 points

    February 24, 2019 - Initially great nose, but a bit flat after first taste and a hollow finish. Picked up a bit of weight and fruit over the hours, but overall, a good not great wine. Unsure there is much left here given overall lack of fruit.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/15/2012 (link) 97 points

    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion) Bricking dark red violet color; tart plum, rich currant, tart black fruit nose; gorgeous, silky textured, tart black fruit, tart currant, gravel, mineral, olive palate with sweetness; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1986
  • 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 50 (3%)
  • In Cellars 1,125 (71%)
  • Consumed 411 (26%)

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