Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.339 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Joe D'Angelo

The 1994 La Mission Haut-Brion is absolutely fabulous and looks to be one of the top wines from this vintage. It begins with stunning aromas of dried cherries and currants along with leather, tobacco, dried spices and hints of cured meat that all take shape in the glass. On the palate this is absolutely seamless, with beautifully resolved tannins and notable depth and this glides effortlessly into the elegant finish. This is still showing remarkable well after 25 years, and should offer a drinking window that could span another decade.

The 1994 La Mission Haut-Brion is absolutely fabulous and looks to be one of the top wines from this vintage. It begins with stunning aromas of dried cherries and currants along with leather, tobacco, dried spices and hints of cured meat that all take shape in the glass. On the palate this is absolutely seamless, with beautifully resolved tannins and notable depth and this glides effortlessly into the elegant finish. This is still showing remarkable well after 25 years, and should offer a drinking window that could span another decade.

Oct 29th, 2019
Tim ORourke

One of my favorites of the day, Classic Bordeaux

One of my favorites of the day, Classic Bordeaux

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2014
Willem Booij

This LMHB is good but not great, comparing with the '82 is not fair. But great drinking pleasure

This LMHB is good but not great, comparing with the '82 is not fair. But great drinking pleasure

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2013
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.6

Showing poorly. Tight and tannic and bitter. Will it evolve? Unclear.

Showing poorly. Tight and tannic and bitter. Will it evolve? Unclear.

Jul 26th, 2016
Craig Haarmeyer

Its got the funk. Bad.

Its got the funk. Bad.

May 4th, 2016
Vania Ling

Colour:garnet, nose:hay, manure #, palate: cherry, spice, medium body

Colour:garnet, nose:hay, manure #, palate: cherry, spice, medium body

Jun 18th, 2018
Raye Ackerman

Delivered more than expected and may not have been as big as a 1990 or 1996 but this was full and evolved as it opened. Big wine here still.

Delivered more than expected and may not have been as big as a 1990 or 1996 but this was full and evolved as it opened. Big wine here still.

Jan 27th, 2018
Vania Ling

On the nose: Vegetal, slight funk, green pepper. Taste: opens as you drink, complex, cinnamon/ spice, woodsy, earthy, musky, medium acidity. Lingering finish. Good body.

On the nose: Vegetal, slight funk, green pepper. Taste: opens as you drink, complex, cinnamon/ spice, woodsy, earthy, musky, medium acidity. Lingering finish. Good body.

Dec 25th, 2017
DUSTIN SUGASA

Lots of air miles on this one...

Lots of air miles on this one...

Sep 2nd, 2017
Raye Ackerman

Still got it. Big and full. Black berries and smooth as silk. A bit lighter than the 2000 or 1990 but great drink none the less.

Still got it. Big and full. Black berries and smooth as silk. A bit lighter than the 2000 or 1990 but great drink none the less.

Dec 3rd, 2016