1953 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note
Powerful, chunky, and with a strong lean to its secondary side with all of its smoke, burnt wood, herbs, wet earth, spice, mushroom, and red currants. The almost rustic finish is chewy, classic, and delicious. Drink from 2023-2025.
1,193 Views Tasted Sep 27, 2023
Just a beauty, that is if you are like me and seeking a mouthful of ripe, juicy cherries meshed with aged Cuban cigars. Medium-bodied, finesse driven with leather, tar and tobacco from start to finish, this is a wine worth seeking out.
2,990 Views Tasted Aug 16, 2019
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion needs as long as 15-25 years in the best years until it truly offers its best drinking experiences. Young vintages can be decanted for 3-4 hours or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.
Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 15-60 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Chateau La Mission Haut Brion with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion is also good with Asian dishes, and hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms, and pasta.
The white wine of Chateau La Mission Haut Brion is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork, and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.