Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1989, Graves Cru Classé (9)

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Lot 72
Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1989, Graves Cru Classé (9)

Sold for US$ 9,187 inc. premium

Fine and Rare Wines

14 Sep 2018, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1989
Graves Cru Classé

9 bottles

"Even from barrel the seamless 1989 La Mission revealed a special elixir aspect, tasting like it had been designed by Chanel. It still possesses a blue/purple color with only a hint of garnet creeping in, and the explosive aromatics offer up notes of licorice, creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, smoky barbecue meats, truffles and graphite. If that's not enough to get one salivating, the palate has never disappointed either. Full-bodied with extraordinary opulence as well as sweet, well-integrated, velvety tannins, this fresh, lively, blockbuster La Mission appears to be one of those rare wines that never goes through a closed, unfriendly stage. It has been a compelling, multidimensional effort from barrel, in its infancy, and as it heads into late adolescence. A remarkable tour de force in winemaking, it is one of the all-time profound La Mission-Haut-Brions." (100pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #202, Aug 2012)
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