Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan
Regarded by many as a candidate for wine of the 2009 Bordeaux vintage. A huge accolade indeed for La Mission Haut-Brion considering the quite phenomenal wines being released. The 2009 can boast a colour that is almost impenetrable and a exciting bouquet of blackberry, truffles and spicy earth. The concentration of the palate is something to behold itself. A vinosity that is hard to find elsewhere, the flavours in the mouth follow on from the nose in nice order, yet the sheer power of the wine quite extraordinary. Layers of flavours continue throughout the palate and continue well into its length. Will no doubt be in short supply as all clamour to get a piece of this Bordeaux masterpiece.
Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 2008$490 each$65.33 per 100mLHistory:
Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 2007$800 each$107 per 100mLHistory:
Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 2006$1,430 each$191 per 100mLHistory:
$300 price dropChâteau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan 2010$1,490 each$199 per 100mLHistory:
Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 2009$1,662 eachIn any 6$222 per 100mLHistory:
Château Montrose St-Estèphe
The balancing act of Chateau Montrose sees 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot and for the first time an inclusion from the recently purchased vineyard parcel of Phelan Segur. Chateau Montrose is considered a top producer from St-Estephe, known for potential in cellaring and considered unique for its style, which is set to 'vin de garde' wines. The estate property is set on gravel-based soils and sits in what is conisdered a microclimate, also conspiring in the unique perfumes, composition and forimdable structure of these wines. 2010 has been spectacular for Montrose power and presence, and will be a worthy wine to drink in a decade to 75 years.