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2008 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • kfrench150 Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 9, 2021 - Decanted off only a small amount of chunky sediment. Medium dark, pure ruby red colour. Fairly subdued nose that needs a lot of coaxing before revealing slight charcoal, light red and black fruits, dusty earth, light India ink and a bit of bramble. Very subtle. Silky smooth feel, medium bodied, tangy acidity, slippery tannins and a long, dry finish. Cool black and blue fruit on the palate. Lots of blue plum, blackberries, black currant leaf, carbonate minerals, cedar and ink. Really opened up after 2 hours showing more sour cherry and chalk. Subtle and subdued at this point. Probably needs more time. Only 91 points at this time.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (3)
  • RayOB wrote: 93 points

    August 5, 2021 - Drank at 67
    A beautiful example from 08. Still quite young.

  • fcxj wrote: 92 points

    July 29, 2021 - Quaffable.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • dnnk88 Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 2, 2021 - 2021 New Year's @ Ben's!: Black fruits, olives, truffle, cigar, smoke, spices. Powerful, lush yet well weighted. Complex. Ok to open now but I would give this more time for the fats to shed. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc. 93/94

  • Burgnick wrote: 93 points

    October 24, 2020 - 5 hour of decanting before serving. Purple fruit, truffle, cedar, minerals, earth. Lush and round fruit on the palate. Good length and complexity. Clearly outshines the 08 Palmer on the side

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    2008 Bordeaux: A Day In A Life (Feb 2018), 2/18/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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, 3258691186375, 3258691362151, 3760102400968, 400001340318

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 332 (9%)
  • In Cellars 2,831 (75%)
  • Consumed 628 (17%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Game (deer, Lamb, Okse, Poultry, venison), Vilt

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