Wine Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan AOC Cru Classe de Graves, 2009
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Reviews of purchase Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan AOC Cru Classe de Graves, 2009
Luxury, concentrated, bulk wine taste reveals sensual, sweetish and spicy tones of black fruit on the background of the perfect balance of acidity and spicy juicy ripe tannins. Wine leaves a stable, generous, rounded finish.
The wine has a gorgeous bouquet, woven from flavors of blackberries, blueberries, plums, spring flowers and subtle notes of truffle, scorched earth, sweet tobacco and cedar.
Wine is in its pure form as an aperitif or in combination with a variety of spicy meat dishes. It is recommended to apply feathered game, aged cheeses, French, Italian cuisine and truffles.
Chateau La Micson O-Brion is adjacent to the Château Haut-Brion. "On-Brion" was a common name of the locality, and the first mention of it dates back to the XIV century. Once Chateau La Misson was part of the possessions of Château Haut-Brion, but under unknown circumstances became an independent estate. Since 1682 the estate passed to the RP Simon, abbot of the Order of Preachers Precheurs de la Mission, also known as the Order of Lazarists. Lazarists cleared part of the forest in the domain of O-Brion and built a chapel of Notre-Dame de la Misson, from which came the name of the estate - La Misson O-Brion. Chateau La Misson O-Brion constantly competes as wines from neighboring Château Haut-Brion. The winner, it seems, for a long time will not be defined: from year to year quality wines both locks affects its stability, and should produce one of the possessions in a given year only good wine, as a neighbor, as if otygryvayas commits another miracle with the following as harvest. Estates belong to the same owner and are very close to each other, you just go a narrow road to get from one possession to another.
The total area of vineyards Chateau La Misson O-Brion is 25 hectares, of which red varieties occupy 21 hectares of vineyards soils consist of deep (sometimes up to 18 meters) of gravel, alternating thin layers of clay. Planting density: 10,000 vines / ha. Grape harvest is carried out manually. The fermentation process takes place in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 30 ° C, exposure is carried out for 20 months in oak casks. Before bottling the wine is clarified with egg white.
All the wines of La Misson O-Brion full-bodied, very tart, rich and well-structured. Wine Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion has a charming fruity notes and, depending on the vintage, shades of Havana cigars, chocolate, cedar and spice, reflecting the characteristics of the terroir. Has the capacity to store up to 25 years. Before use, it is recommended prodekantirovat wine for 2-3 hours.
Wine harvest in 2009 was issued in an amount of about 6,000 bottles. Renowned wine critic Robert Parker admitted Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, 2009 outstanding vintages and believes that this wine can take pride of place among the great wines produced in the chateau from the beginning of the 1920s.