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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1995 Magnum - Graves Grand Cru Classe 2 x 150cl / 13%
This lot contains two magnum bottles of Château La Mission Haut-Brion from the Graves appellation in Bordeaux.
Château La Mission Haut-Brion is a 21 hectare estate planted with 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc.
'This vintage is aging at a glacial pace and the tannins are currently more significant than their counterbalancing components of fruit and glycerin. While the word "potential" seems to be the most positive descriptor for this vintage, there are some nagging doubts about whether all the tannins will melt away and the fruit will hold. As in most 1995s, the color remains a healthy dark plum/purple. One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has buttressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La Mission's classic asphalt, cassis, blackberry, smoky barbecue, meaty notes intermixed with a hint of hot rocks. The 1995 is still a young wine and I am beginning to wonder if this vintage overall will resemble 1975 rather than something with more charm? Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035? 95+/100' Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 2012
This lot comes from the temperature-controlled cellar of media businessman and wine enthusiast Lord Evgeny Lebedev, where they have been kept since purchase direct from UK importers.
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