Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2020

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Delivery 2023

Appellation - Pessac Leognan

Owner - Dilon family

43.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48.6% Merlot, 8.2% Cabernet Franc

Second wines – La Clarté Haut Brion, Ch La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion

Annual production – 95,000 bottles


"The 2020 La Mission Haut-Brion was picked September 7–29. It has a very intense and beautifully defined bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry, wilted violet petals and hints of orange blossom. It unfolded with aeration as I examined it side-by-side against its neighbor over the course of an hour. The exquisitely balanced palate is lightly spiced on the entry and segues into a very structured midpalate that frames the weight of pixelated black fruit. That spicy theme continues and is exaggerated toward a finish that fans out wonderfully. This is a less alcoholic La Mission Haut-Brion compared to recent vintages, a bit "cooler" and streamlined, yet no less intense and satisfying. An enthralling wine in the making from Jean-Philippe Delmas and his team. Drink: 2028-2060"
Neal Martin,, May 2021

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