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Chateau la Mission Haut Brion 1989

Auction:
2425
Lot:
3
Sold for:
$12,150$10,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2425
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 19, 2008 6:00PM

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Chateau la Mission Haut Brion 1989
Talence, Cru Classe
u. all into neck

"I am certainly not going to argue with anyone who believes La Mission-Haut-Brion's 1989 is every bit as profound as the 1989 Haut-Brion. It is a spectacular wine, and as it ages in the bottle, it is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite La Mission-Haut-Brions, ranking alongside the 1982, 1975, 1961, 1959, and 1955. The 1989 boasts a dense, thick, purple color, followed by a sweet, roasted cassis, chocolatey-scented nose with whiffs of tobacco, tar, and minerals. The wine is extremely full-bodied, unctuously-textured, sweet, jammy, and rich. Although it is still a youthful, unformed wine, it is already delicious to drink. It should develop additional bottle bouquet by the turn of the century, after which it will drink well for 15-20 years." R. Parker, 99 pts. 02/97
12 bottles (owc)
Estimate $9,500-14,000

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La Mission, Classification of Graves wine, French wines

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