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La Chapelle de Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux 2011

FRANCE
  • $108.00
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MERLOT, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CABERNET FRANC, and BLEND
EARTHY & COMPLEX
SUSTAINABLE FARMING
COLLECTIBLE & CELLAR-WORTHY and CRITIC SCORE 90+

Produced in small quantities, this second wine is a gateway to the world of Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Its name is a nod to the chapel of La Mission Haut-Brion, built by Lazarist priests in 1698.

  • Variety: Merlot 69%, Cabernet Sauvignon 19%, Cabernet Franc 12 %
  • Terroir: Gravel, comprised of small pebbles formed of various types of quartz. It belongs to the Pessac-Léognan appellation, in the northern part of the Graves winegrowing area. The property stands opposite Château Haut-Brion. 
  • Vinification: 35% new oak barrels. 
  • Aging: Bottled from May 20th to 23rd, 2013. 
  • Tasting Notes:  Beautiful deep, dark, red colour. La Chapelle has a nose of ripe black fruit and spice. It starts off very smooth on the palate, then gives way to a tannic structure