Château La Mission Haut-Brion (Red)

WHY BUY IT ?

  • Estate of Clarence Dillon Estate (Ch. Haut Brion, Premier Grand Cru Classé of 1855)
  • In 25 years, the Dillon family has managed to make this wine an exception that can be considered one of the very Great Classified Growths of 1855
  • Liv-ex who established in 2009 his own ranking of 1855 raised the Mission Haut-Brion to the rank of 6th Premier Grand Cru
  • Renovations and recent constructions within the vineyard and the Château allowed to sublimate this wine

Mission, as it is commonly called in Bordeaux, owes its name and history to a religious congregation founded in the seventeenth century. The vineyards Clarence Dillon, owner of Château Haut Brion, bought this famous vineyard in 1983. It is also the date of birth of the passionate interest of Prince Robert De Luxembourg for this property. As soon as he joined the management team in 1997, his ambition was to give the Mission and the technical team he animated all the means necessary for this property to produce exceptional Premiers Crus. For 25 years, the property has been owned by the Dillon family, who has been able to showcase all the technical assets of this wine and its vineyard in order to offer the tables of the whole world a glimmer of paradise.

The exceptional terroir of Château La Mission Haut-Brion is similar to that of its famous neighbor. The surface area of ??the Mission Haut-Brion vineyard is 26.6 hectares and the vines planted on this vineyard are 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.7% Merlot and 10.3% Cabernet Franc. The vinification is conducted by the same team for both wines. In 2007, new high-tech cellars, a tasting room, a bottling center and an improved storage space were created. Returning to the quarries of Frontenac, the stone was extracted to build a winery that could well be described as a modern cathedral of wine.

At the tasting, the red wine of La Mission Haut-Brion is charming, with a tannic intensity and a rather unique length in the mouth.

Their Team

  • Owner: Domaine Clarence Dillon SA
  • Chief Executive Officer: Duchess de MOUCHY
  • Chief Executive Officer: Prince ROBERT DE LUXEMBOURG
  • Chief Operating Officer: Jean-Philippe DELMAS
  • Head of culture: Pascal BARATIE
  • Oenologist and cellar master: Jean-Philippe MASCLEF

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