Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan 1975

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan 1975

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The 1975 La Mission-Haut-Brion from Pessac-Léognan showcases vibrant characteristics, a complex aromatic symphony, and remarkable vitality.

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La Mission-Haut-Brion stands as a vibrant and vital testament to the remarkable terroir that distinguishes it. Emerging from a cool year with a meager crop, the wine defies the typical characteristics of its vintage—tannic, dense, and out of balance. La Mission, with its extraordinary well-drained, gravelly soils, defied the odds and emerged as the quintessential 1975 wine. The wine retains a remarkable vitality and vigor at its age. The dark garnet hue with subtle rim lightening sets the stage for a complex aromatic symphony—camphor, wood charcoal, black fruits, plums, cedar, damp earth, truffles, asphalt, and smoke. These compelling aromatics suggest perfection. This offering remains concentrated, dense, and remarkably youthful, promising extraordinary drinking for another 30-50 years. Its enduring appeal cements its status as a truly profound wine in a Bordeaux vintage fraught with challenges. The transition from Graves to Pessac-Léognan is noted on the label, underscoring the wine’s historical journey. Served blind alongside La Tour Haut-Brion, this La Mission-Haut-Brion impresses with its right-bank richness balanced by left-bank dryness. The remarkable concentration, rich chestnut-infused nose, and a firm, dry finish showcase its evolution into a harmonious and rewarding wine, a testament to the virtue of patience.

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan 1975 has an open, feisty, lively bouquet with blackberry, briary, cedar, black olive and a light seaweed (Japanese nori) aroma. This is wonderful, an intoxicating bouquet. The palate is beautifully balanced with a fine bead of acidity, very focused with good weight and structure.

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Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 15 in

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