La Chapelle de la Mission 2021

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Tasting Notes and Scores


Bordeaux Index

Fresh strawberry and black cherry with some fine mineral and violet perfume. Very fine palate with present but powdery tannins, carrying fine elegant white stone minerality. Attractive, juicy fruit, with black cherry and blackcurrant fruit and a decent finish.
April 2022


Wine Advocate

Aromas of dark berries, rich spices, loamy soil and new oak introduce the 2021 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and charming wine with an enveloping core of fruit, lively acids and powdery tannins that gently assert themselves on the finish. While it can't match the polish and elegant of La Clarence de Haut-Brion this year, it's a fine second wine.
William Kelley, April 2022


Jancis Robinson

Lively, juicy and at this stage a little more open than Le Clarence. Acidity evident but not obtrusive. Delicate fruit weight but plenty of energy and drive, the tannins fine and integrated. Balanced. Could improve further if it fills out in the bottle. (JL) 13.4%
Drink 2026 – 2036, May 2022


Antonio Galloni

The 2021 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is quite elegant and delicate in this vintage. Floral accents perk up a core of bright, red-fleshed fruit. the 2021 is nicely delineated, I just wish there was a bit more depth. Ultimately the 2021 feels a bit light. Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2022


Jane Anson

Subtle and sculpted, with clarity to the vivid and ripe sweet cherry, raspberry and loganberry fruits. This is bright and great quality, takes its time to open, but then shows waves of flavour, with smoked earth and campfire smoke. The lower alcohols are unusual in the Haut-Brion range of wines, and it has been several years since seeing anything under 14%, and it takes a moment to adjust to the different weight in the palate. 48hl/h yields after no frost and very little mildew. 27% new oak. Subtle, this takes its time to open.
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux, May 2022