2001 La Mission Haut Brion

- 750 ml
96
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$289.00
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Product ID
16805-750-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 2001 is just showing a tiny bit of maturity on the rim. The nose is very elegant, almost understated in character, quite rounded and lithe, the Merlot intense and dominating over the Cabernet. Seductive bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, lovely ripe rounded black fruits cut through with vibrant acidity. Nice tension like the '05 with a crisp, slightly leafy finish with great length. Do not ignore the quality of this wine. Excellent. Drink 2012-2030. Tasted May 2008.

Neal Martin (eRobertParker.com)

Sokolin 2001 La Mission Haut Brion Tasting Notes:

With an ideal drinking period set between now and 2030, this lovely La Mission Haut Brion is a good investment for business-savvy wine lovers and collectors alike. And most importantly, the wine performs incredibly well when it comes to raw, powerful flavor and seductive, fragrant aromatics. No one with a hint of passion for red wines should skip this one, as it's one of the producer's most remarkable offerings.

Everything seems to come together perfectly, like a jigsaw puzzle with hundreds of pieces. The supple tannins, the mouthfeel, the potent notes of blackberry, black currant, and flowers - it all blends into a whirlpool of pure drinking pleasure.
Wine is at its finest when shared with loved ones. And what better way to improve someone's day (or night) than with a bottle or two from this vintage? Immerse yourself in your wine, and come out feeling fulfilled and happy. We certainly would.
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion never fails to impress, and the 2001 is definitely one of the more precocious and promising wines of the vintage. It's more than approachable today, but it's the wine's potential to develop into a modern classic that attracts collectors, investors, and hobbyist wine lovers from all over the world. Whether you're in the mood for a younger, more energetic wine, or you want a new gem for your private cellar, the 2001 La Mission is as good as it gets.



On the nose, the bouquet expands gracefully, revealing a colorful collage of aromatics. Fragrant jasmine is placed next to potent, brooding dark fruit, refined cassis, cigar box, and grilled meat. As time goes on, subtle traces of lush raspberry, crushed mineral and graphite make their presence known, and the excitement rises to unprecedented heights.



In the mouth, the wine is a roller-coaster of emotions, demonstrating the full strength and vigor of its youth, with a level of precision and control one would typically associate with much older wines. It's round and generous, with incredibly well-integrated tannins, and the finish is lengthy and gripping. One shivers at the thought of how impossibly good this wine will be in a decade or two. If you have the budget for it, let a bottle or two mature in your private cellar, and prepare your body and mind for the time of your life.

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2001
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer La Mission Haut Brion: With roots that date back to the 16th century, Chateau La Mission Haut Brion has a lot of history under its proverbial belt. This historical aspect shines through very clearly in their wines, as does the compelling terroir they have the privilege of working with. The wines are powerful but elegant, never taking a single wrong step as they dance on top of your tastebuds. Drink deep and immerse yourself in an aromatic cocktail of ripe fruit, embers, smoke, and tobacco (if you chose a red wine) or get overwhelmed by a tidal wave of oceanic notes, honeysuckle and tropical fruit (if you chose white). Wines like these leave a lasting impression, and can singlehandedly change the way you think of wine as a whole.
Rating 96 RP
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
OWC No
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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