La Chapelle de Mission Haut-Brion est le Second vin de Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Il est élevé de la même manière et avec autant de soin que son grand frère.
The success of La Mission is even more impressive as this was not an easy vintage for the Haut-Brion stable. They are close to the city here, and things got hot on their gravel soils. It is one of the main reasons that alcohols are lower than in recent years, because various plots shut down and stopped accumulating sugar. Although yields were high at 52hl/ha, the extra volume was mostly put towards the third wine. They have performed an amazing sleight of hand here, as La Chapelle has plenty of the signature of its brilliant big brother. There is less persistency but still plenty of juicy, ripe fruits and a toasty edge to the aromatics that is a classic signature of the house. There is a gap between the two wines, perhaps more than in some other years, but it's a space where you would be very happy to sit and enjoy the view.
Purpurgranat mit violettem Rand. Duftige Schattenmorellen und erkalteter Früchtetee, schwarzer Pfeffer und BrazilTabak. Am mittleren Gaumen mit viel Eleganz und Klassik stützendes Tannin, im Rückaroma wieder viel Kirschfrucht, endet sehr lang.
Attractive, earthy and cedary aromas across ripe, mixed berries, leading to a deep-set palate with succulent and approachable tannins that deliver a very long, succulent and flavorful finish. Holds bright, fresh and long. Second wine of Château La Mission-Haut-Brion. Try from 2023.
94 James Suckling
93 Wine Spectator