Château-La-Mission-Haut-Brion Pessac Léognan 2014 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Château-La-Mission-Haut-Brion Pessac Léognan 2014 750ml
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Château-La-Mission-Haut-Brion Pessac Léognan 2014

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The concentrated, expressive nose features very ripe black fruit aromas as well as roasted nuances. The wine is fresh and powerful on the palate from the onset, going on to show roundness, finesse, and complex fruit. The charming and unique wine signs off with a flourish while treating the palate to a long and enduring aromatic finish.
Wine Advocate
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The 2014 La Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 54% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked between 15 September and 8 October and raised in 55% new oak. It has retained that engagingly fresh and vibrant bouquet, the bashful nature that it showed in barrel replaced by a more outgoing personality. This is an exquisite bouquet with pure black fruit, cold stone, a touch of black olive and later a suggestion of boysenberry preserve. The palate is still structured and considering that a majority is Merlot, quite masculine. There remains some new oak to be fully assimilated, although there is clearly the fruit to soak that up. It comes more alive on the second half with a lovely spiciness and impressive persistence. It will have more to give down the line and the strictness implies that this La Mission Haut Brion should be afforded a decade in the cellar before it will show what it can do.

March 31, 2017
Wine Enthusiast
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Richly endowed, the wine is beautifully concentrated. Still young it has considerable potential with its rich fruits and firm tannins. There is a strongly juicy aftertaste that brings in the freshness of the year. The wine will age well, and should not be drunk before 2026.

April 1, 2017
Wine Spectator
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Fleshy and very compact, with layers of dark fig, black currant paste and blackberry reduction still sorting themselves out. Sports a serious spine of tar while a well-roasted apple wood element forms the backdrop on the dense finish. The range and density set this apart. Should be rather long-lived for the vintage. Best from 2020 through 2030. 6,300 cases made.

March 31, 2017

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