2000 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan

$775.00
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It’s tough to beat “la Mish” for structure and longevity. Even Robert Parker was fooled by its youthful palate. 
"One of the wines of the vintage, the 2000 has barely budged in its evolution since it was bottled and released in 2002. After ten years in bottle, it still reveals a dense opaque purple color along with a potentially sensational bouquet of blueberries, black currants, graphite, asphalt and background oak. Extremely powerful, full-bodied and superbly concentrated with good acidity and high but round tannins, this massive La Mission-Haut-Brion should take its place among this estate’s most hallowed vintages when it hits full maturity in another one to two decades. I was surprised by just how youthful this wine tasted at age 12. If tasted blind, I would have guessed it to be around 4 to 5 years old. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050." -Robert Parker

PRE-ARRIVAL. WINE ARRIVES DECEMBER 2019

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Jean-Philippe Delmas
Vintage:
2000
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pessac-Leognan
Total Varietal Composition %:
57.5% Merlot and 42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
13.7%
SKU #:
1040077