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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion  1996
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1996
(search item no. 46104)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $249.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1985 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1983 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1966 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1964 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

One first notes a normal color, only slightly evolved, and then suddenly one is struck by the complex aromas of this wine. The aromatic volume is amazing. In the mouth it is a wine that first of all is dominated by the Cabernet. The tannins are firm, rather powerful and still hardly assimilated into the ensemble. It is the type of wine that one must wait for. The tannic and aromatic strengths are there. IT is a classic wine of a very good year for the Cabernets. Anticipate this wine to drink well now through 2020.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion:

  • 2006 (search item no. 103607)
  • 2008 (search item no. 103609)
  • 2010 (search item no. 122448)

About Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion:

In 1664, Madame de Lestonnac bequeathed the domaine of La Mission Haut-Brion to the Peres Lazaristes, a congregation founded by Saint Vincent de Paul. The "good fathers" worked to restore their property to its rightful worth. After them, the Chiapella family (owners in the 19th century) and Woltner family (owners between 1919 and 1983) never stopped improving the vineyard and modernizing the cellars. Since 1983, the Dillon family, already owner of Chateau Haut-Brion, continues the same policy under the presidency of H.R.H. Prince Robert of Luxembourg.