Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Through our relationship with Domaine Clarence Dillon, we have access to the wines of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, which has been owned by the Dillon family since 1983, directly from their cellars.
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion is located across the road from Chateau Haut-Brion, and has its own illustrious history before becoming part of Domaine Clarence Dillon. The vineyards of La Mission Haut-Brion are planted with 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
We have imported directly from Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, in temperature controlled conditions, small quantities of the 2008 vintage, which was considered a very good year for La Mission Haut-Brion, although a more difficult year in general with a rainy and cool spring impeding vine growth. A relatively cold and slightly moist August slowed the ripening of grapes, meaning a later vintage than normal. Thanks to the quality of soil in the vineyard and the expertise and experience applied in the vineyard, Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion were able to produce a very good wine in 2008. (95 points – Robert Parker)
Winemaker: Jean-Philippe Masclef
Château La Mission Haut-Brion