The 2018 La Mission Haut-Brion is a blend of 53.5% Merlot, 42.9% Cabernet
Sauvignon and 3.6% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it emerges
from the glass with a first wave of stewed black and red plums, mulberries
and black raspberries scents, followed by pronounced notions of warm
cassis, clove oil, violets and chocolate box, with hints of cast-iron pan,
pencil lead and forest floor coming through after a few minutes. The medium
to full-bodied palate shimmers with energy, delivering layers of red and
black fruits with earthy and mineral sparks and a texture so satiny you
need to remember to look for it, finishing with amazing vibrancy. This is
so wonderfully evocative and singular, and yet it feels like its holding
something back. It makes for an impressive glass right now, but give it a
good 5 years in bottle to allow further nuances to emerge and expect it to
seriously reward those who can wait a good 12-15 years, when it should
really hit its stride.
Wine Advocate 99 point.
Leveres i orig. trækasse ved køb af 6 flasker.