1995 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion

1995 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion
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750 ML   France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Leognan

  Wine Advocate 
  Aug 2012
       Robert M. Parker, Jr.           95+       Drink: 2020- 2035

This vintage is aging at a glacial pace and the tannins are currently more significant than their counterbalancing components of fruit and glycerin. While the word “potential” seems to be the most positive descriptor for this vintage, there are some nagging doubts about whether all the tannins will melt away and the fruit will hold. As in most 1995s, the color remains a healthy dark plum/purple. One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has buttressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La Mission’s classic asphalt, cassis, blackberry, smoky barbecue, meaty notes intermixed with a hint of hot rocks. The 1995 is still a young wine and I am beginning to wonder if this vintage overall will resemble 1975 rather than something with more charm?

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