98 Point 2012 La Mission Haut Brion

98 Point 2012 La Mission Haut Brion
A real value & rated higher than Haut Brion in 2012 for half the price!

"Historically, La Mission is a bargain in most vintages and historically has more 100 point scores from Robert Parker than Haut Brion"
- Everett Love speaking of Best Value for drinking & collecting


Robert Parker speaking of his personal cellar:

“In my personal collection, I have more bottles of La Mission Haut-Brion than any other wine in the world. La Mission has been one of the best wines for a long time, and one of the most constant in terms of quality." Why would “The Man” describe La Mission as “constant in terms of quality”? Could it be that the vineyards are a little lower in elevation and protected from the potentially harsh weather patterns like “frost”? If that is true, there will be constant quality coming out of La Mission Haut Brion, always!!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown speaking of 2012 Bordeaux:

Lisa Perrotti-Brown calls it the trick-or-treat Vintage. About the Treats, she says, "there is a clutch of spectacular successes that are still remarkably youthful and should have another 20 to 30 years of cellaring potential. These are mainly out of Pessac-Leognan, Pomerol, and Saint-Emilion, with a handful of fascinating surprises from the Medoc. We have lots of "Treats" for you to Shop for today! 

Wine Spectator - The Secret of the "Sleeper" Vintage:

Some have referred to 2012 Bordeaux as a "sleeper" Vintage. Wine Spectator defines "The term "sleeper" means an unexpected success. I've seen it refer to both wines and entire vintages. If it's a "sleeper of the vintage," it means this wine did surprisingly better than its peers. Hurry before everyone discovers the Secret of the Sleeper Vintage! Learn more about featured wines on our Blog page.

Hurry while we have these gems in stock! For those of you who HAVE to collect the 1st Growths, and really who doesn't want to collect 1st Growths, we are extending this offer to the 2012 from the famous Graves, Chateau Haut Brion.

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Critical Acclaim:

2012 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan

"The 2012 La Mission Haut-Brion is medium to deep garnet colored. It sashays out with showy scents of Morello cherries, black currant pastilles, and black cherry preserves, plus hints of cinnamon toast, clove oil, candied violets, and licorice. The full-bodied palate is rich and seductive, with plush, velvety tannins and loads of spice and mineral nuances on the long, long finish. This is a classic, stunning La Mission. The blend is 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc." LPB Feb 2023

Lisa Perrotti-Brown for The Wine Independent ~ 98 Points

 2012 Chateau Haut-Brion, Premier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan

"The 2012 Haut Brion (65% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc) is certainly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage, with a dense purple color, classic nose of crushed rock, lead pencil shavings, black raspberry, blueberry and flowers. The wine shows subtle barbecue smoke notes in the background, but is full-bodied, stunningly concentrated and builds incrementally, yet finishes with luxurious, almost extravagant amounts of fruit and intensity. From only 46% of the production, this is an absolutely remarkable effort from the Dillon family and their winemaking team of the two Jean-Philippes. Drink it over the next 30-40 years." RP Apr 2015

Robert M. Parker, Jr. for the Wine Advocate ~ 98 Points

"In my personal collection, I have more bottles of La Mission Haut-Brion than any other wine in the world. La Mission has been one of the best wines for a long time, and one of the most constant in terms of quality”
Robert M. Parker, Jr.


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