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2001 La Mission Haut Brion

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2001
Appellation: Pessac Leognan
96 (NM)
Lying across the road from the 1st Growth Chateau Haut Brion, La Mission has been producing wines that equal, and sometimes surpass, the 1st Growths. It is unquestionably one of the finest estates in Graves, producing full bodied wines of intense richness, extract and tannin, with comparable consistency to Latour in creating decent wines in mediocre vintages. This is due in no small measure to the winemaking brilliance of Jean Delmas who was brought into the team in 1983 when the Dillon family (owners of Chateau Haut Brion) bought the estate from the descendents of the Woltner family. Credit must be given to the Woltners who, during their 65 year reign, helped establish La Mission as a wine of 1st Growth quality. However it was Jean, and now his son Jean-Philippe, who have taken that inherent quality and turned it into one of the most sought-after wines in the world. Indeed it boasts more perfect scores than almost any other Bordeaux property.

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La Mission Haut Brion 2001

96 (NM)
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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8-12wk
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£3,392.14
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2001 La Mission Haut Brion

96 (NM)
£2,800 12 pack case(s) available

2001 La Mission Haut Brion

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Region: Red Bordeaux
96 (NM)
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£2,800
12
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LiveTrade is the only two way market for fine wine, meaning that there is always a buy price and a sell price i.e. we will always buy one of these wines back. This wine is simple to purchase as any other and means that it is part of the online trading platform which specialises in the world’s top 550 wines.
CONDITION
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YOU SELL
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
8-12wk
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£2,500.00
Maximum 2 case(s)
You buy
£2,800.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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£1,250.00
Maximum 4 case(s)

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Tasting Notes and Scores

92

Wine Advocate

The 2001’s juicy, peppery, meaty bouquet reveals notions of black currants, black cherries, tobacco leaf, and smoky barbecue. This expressive, medium-bodied, seductive La Mission has shed most of its tannin, revealing a gentle roundness. The wine builds incrementally in the mouth, finishing with impressive purity and length. Neither the biggest nor most flamboyant La Mission-Haut-Brion, it is a classic example to drink over the next 10-15 years while waiting for the bombastic, massive 2000 to evolve.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #202, Aug 2012)

96

Neal Martin

Perhaps one of the more overlooked vintages in recent years, the Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2001 is one of the finest wines of the vintage. Here, one is immediately taken aback by the precision exuded by the nose: small dark cherries and orange blossom still there, perhaps the mineralité more heightened than ever. The palate displays exquisite balance with nigh on perfect acidity, demonstrating more tension, if not the dimension of the 1990 tasted alongside. This is a serious La Mission for long-term aging. Tasted June 2014.

– eRobertParker.com, Jul 2016

942

Wine Lister

Quality 935 | Brand 989 | Economics 878 | buzz brand
Quality: The highest Quality score in its peer group for the 2001 vintage, at 935 compared to a peer group average of 760 Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 33 of the world's top wine lists, including The River Café at Brooklyn Economics: Above its peer group average price of £56 for the 2001 vintage Production: Lower production than its peer group average of 92,455 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

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