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La Mission Haut Brion 2012 (97WA) (750ML) FR Flag In Stock - Limited Qty
La Mission Haut Brion 2012 (97WA) (750ML)
97 WA 92-95 WS
“As for the 2012 La Mission Haut Brion, this wine (41% of the total production) continues to perform as it has for nearly a century. At first-growth levels of quality, this is s stunning wine that is full-bodied and very concentrated with notes of graphite, subtle charcoal embers, crème de cassis, blackberry and underlying subtle earthiness. The wine is full and powerful, rich and concentrated. And sure enough, the alcohol level tips the scales at 15% from a blend 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc. This is a big, blockbuster La Mission Haut Brion that should age effortlessly for 30-40+ years. However, the tannins suggest that this wine should not be touched for another 5-6 years, as its one of the more backward of the 2012 Pessac-Léognans. Bravo!...97” Robert Parker, WA “One of the clear wines of the vintage, the 2012 La Mission Haut-Brion shows off a vertical sense of structure along with imposing tannins and serious depth. The flavors are dark, bold and extremely vivid. Dark red cherry, smoke, grilled herbs, graphite and blackberry jam are some of the many notes that come alive on the finish. This brooding La Mission needs a few years to settle down after which it will offer spectacular drinking for several decades. In a word: magnificent!...96" Antonio Galloni, VM 1/16 "Gorgeous aromas of stones, currants and blueberries. Very aromatic. Mesmerizing. Full body, silky tannins and a long finish. Dense and rich. Layered. Earth and bark character. Lots of structure for the vintage. Better in 2019...94" JS 02/15 "Barrel sample. Ripe and concentrated, this shows all the opulence for which La Mission Haut-Brion is famed. It's dark, intense, and packed with rich Merlot...94-96" WE 4/13 "Features pure, racy, floral cassis, violet and bergamot notes, with a long, mineral-tinged finish. Very expressive, this represents a noticeable step up from the second wine in this vintage...92-95" WS 4/13
Product #: 373280

Bottle Price: $274.99Sale Bottle: $206.50
Case Price: $3,299.88Sale Case: $2,478.00



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