Commonly thought of as the other winemaking house in Pessac-Leognan, La Mission Haut-Brion has long produced wine under the shadow of its more famous neighbor. Even during the 1855 classification, La Mission was ignored in favor of Haut-Brion, despite the fact the wines of La Mission Haut-Brion frequently fetched a higher price on the market. (Liv-ex conducted a reassessment in 2009 and ranked La Mission Haut-Brion firmly as a first growth – take that 19th century French judges).
The perfectly rated 2005 La Mission Haut Brion is a must-have for the cellar, but you can also start pulling the cork on now as it has started to creep into drinking territory. Robert Parker shared that the 2005 has similar qualities of the legendary 1989 but has more structure and longer drinking potential! For reference, the 1989 goes for around $1,400 a bottle! While the 2005 LMHB is only $666.25!
““Reminiscent of the 1989, with more structure as well as a longer window of drinkability, the 2005 may be a modern day, improved version of a vintage such as 1955, which was well-endowed, very tannic, and took a long time to come around.” – Robert Parker
We have 48 bottles all in 12-pack Original Wooden Cases (OWC) ready to be in their new homes. Do not miss your chance to add this legend to your cellar!
2005 La Mission Haut Brion
"The 2005 La Mission Haut-Brion is pure perfection. It has an absolutely extraordinary nose of sweet blackberries, cassis and spring flowers with some underlying minerality, a full-bodied mouthfeel, gorgeously velvety tannins (which is unusual in this vintage) and a long, textured, multi-layered finish that must last 50+ seconds. This is a fabulous wine and a great effort from this hallowed terroir. Drink this modern-day legend over the next 30+ years. Only 5,500 cases were produced of this blend of 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc."
100 Pts Jeb Dunnuck