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Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion - La Chapelle de la Mission

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Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion - La Chapelle de la Mission is an exceptional Bordeaux wine distinguished by its complex flavors, rich textures, and historical significance.

Tasting Notes from the Curator

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion - La Chapelle de la Mission is a beacon of oenological excellence. It greets you with a multifaceted aromatic profile that unfurls like a blooming flower. The nose begins with dark berries—predominantly blackberries and blackcurrants—imbuing a deep, rich fruitiness. Plums add a layer of sweetness, while dark red pit fruits like cherries offer further complexity and depth. Aromatic spices such as black pepper, cloves, and anise lend warmth, along with hints of barbecue and smoked meat enhancing its savory side. Earthy notes of loamy soil and chalk provide an intriguing mineral freshness, a hallmark of the Pessac-Léognan terroir. The wine’s bouquet also promises delicate roses and subtle smoky and woody elements, including signature smoke, cigar box, and new oak, which impart subtle vanilla and toast nuances. On the palate, this wine continues its intricate tapestry with concentrated dark fruits and spices mirrored by the nose. The body is full and deeply satisfying, boasting a velvety texture and refined smoothness. It finishes long and persistent, evolving even after the last sip. The balance, structure, and complexity of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion - La Chapelle de la Mission make it an unparalleled masterpiece in the Bordeaux wine realm.

Pairings & Suggestions

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion - La Chapelle de la Mission pairs beautifully with rich meats, smoky flavors, aged cheeses, earthy dishes, and rich stews.

  • Rich Meats: Roast beef tenderloin or Beef Wellington for robust dark fruit and tobacco notes. Herb-crusted rack of lamb for spice and floral harmony.
  • Smoky Flavors: Grilled ribeye steak or barbecued pork ribs to accentuate smoky nuances and chewy texture.
  • Aged Cheeses: ComtĂ© pairs well with floral and red fruit aromas while Roquefort complements rich blackberry and plum flavors.
  • Earthy Flavors: Truffle risotto or wild mushroom ragout seamlessly blend with mineral quality and earthy undertones.
  • Rich Stews: Beef Bourguignon or lamb stew match the wine’s deep flavors and balanced texture.

    A Storied History of Prestige

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion - La Chapelle de la Mission, established in 1553, is steeped in history and exceptional winemaking. The estate’s rich history includes remarkable admirations from figures like Samuel Pepys, who penned the first tasting note for Haut-Brion in 1663, and Thomas Jefferson, who praised its quality. The acquisition by Clarence Dillon in 1935 marked a new era, with continued progress under the management of Prince Robert de Luxembourg. Its storied history and consistent quality have earned it a place in the cellars of Queen Elizabeth II and at prestigious events like the Oscars. Such rich anecdotes elevate the wine’s prestigious status.

Taste Profile


Technical Sheet

Alcohol Content14.2%
PairingsBeef, Lamb, Poultry, Game
VarietalsCabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Natural WineNo
RegionBordeaux Left Bank
StyleBordeaux Pessac-LĂ©ognan

Storage Instructions

Store Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion - La Chapelle de la Mission at 12-15°C (54-59°F) with ~70% humidity in a dark, stable environment to maintain quality.

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