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1983 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 1997 - 2014 (Edit)
CT92.3 95 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 87

  • NickBurwood Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 5, 2021 - My last and very much as per my September '20 note.
    Excellent, but for drinking up over the next couple of years before it starts to fade.

  • ikkaariainen Likes this wine: 96 points

    November 23, 2021 - Drinking tremendously well but at this point needs a bit of air up front - 1 bottle left and will do a quick 30-60 minute decant with that. Prime with no degradation noted, lovely secondary and tertiary notes but tannins all gone so this is definitely now a drink not hold, no further upside to continued cellaring and likely will start to degrade some in the next 3-5 years. Dark purple, peripheral bricking present, completely integrated, soft silky mouth feel, medium bodied and medium long aftertaste. Nose initially quite muted then the funk came on which blew over in 5-10 minutes with an underlying beautiful floral and smoky nose. Very complex flavors of more cedar then oak, dark cherry, earth, tar, floral notes, graphite and then baking spices on the late palate / aftertaste. Highly recommend but need to start drinking up any remaining holdings.

  • chablis28 wrote: 94 points

    November 17, 2021 - Kevin's btl tonight w/Vincent's fabulous 9 course dinner with 12 close wine buddies at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis marking my retirement in days. And the hits just keep on coming! Another enchanting BDX to Brad's '89 Pichon Baron. Classic Pessac La Mish aromatics of cigar ash, cedar and dark fruit with equally enticing dark fruit, mineral, spice and dark chocolate flavors delivered with velvety & persistent elegance. Quite satisfying. 94+

  • rocknroller wrote: 98 points

    November 17, 2021 - Craig's Retirement Party (Minikahda Club, Mpls): A stunning bottle that is simply sublime in all ways. This has a perfusive perfume of pencil, violets, mulberry, cassis, tar, leather, and mint. The palate is all encompassing, texturally alluring, with such vivid dark fruits of cassis, mulberry, and creme de cassis, pencil, leather, tar and fine spice notes. Ultra long, head turning and harmonious, this is one that just reverberates through you with grace and charm. This is in a great place, but it should easily go for another 20 years. My WOTN in a crazy group of wines.

  • ljl wrote: 93 points

    November 13, 2021 - Cork fell apart on opening. Had no effect on the wine. While decanting an abundance of fruit aroma. That faded into graphite and lavender. Extraordinarily dark. Has many more years.

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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 Chris Kissack
    May 2015, 5/1/2015 (link)

    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion Graves Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2015, Issue #55, Château La Mission Haut-Brion One of the Graves’ Greatest Estates- Changing For the Better?

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2013, Issue #47, The 1983 Bordeaux Vintage: Superb Quality Forever in the Long Shadow of 1982

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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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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/3/2004 (link) 92 points

    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion) Orange red color; tasty, nice, Bordeaux, with a touch of raisin; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1983
  • 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 24 (3%)
  • In Cellars 504 (67%)
  • Consumed 222 (30%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

duck, fillet steak, roast goose

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