The property owes its name, its origin and its old reputation to a historic congregation called “Congregation of the Mission” or “Lazarists”, founded in the seventeenth century by Saint Vincent de Paul. Since 1983, La Mission Haut Brion is one of the jewels of Domaine Clarence Dillon which has completely renovated the Castle and built high-tech technical facilities. Before entering the cellar, true “cathedral of the wine”, the visitors are henceforth welcomed in a cloister, close to the small chapel Notre-Dame of Aubrion, built at the end of the XVIIth century. Many critics today consider the Château de la Mission Haut Brion wine to be one of the very best in Bordeaux. La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion is the second wine of the property.
Grape Variety:Bordeaux Blend
Gradazione alcolica :13.5%
Nose: Deep garnet-purple in color, it gives a slightly subdued bouquet at first, tarry black fruit, a little gravel with more red fruit emerging with aeration. Notes of wild blueberries, redcurrant jelly, ripe plums and star anise with hints of red roses and vanilla pod plus a waft of Sichuan pepper.
Palate: Medium-bodied, the palate has a serious structure of refreshing acidity and ripe, grainy tannins supporting the many delicate nuances, finishing with a lively lift.