Mission Haut Brion 2021 3000ml

Only 1 bottle left
Technical Attributes
Read more
Winemakers Note

La Mission Haut-Brion, a sacred charm

Crossed by the road that goes from Pessac to Talence, in the heart of the Graves appellation, the two properties stand facing one another like twin sisters, extremely close yet so very different. Linked by their history since 1540, these properties share also an remarkable terroir. La Mission Haut-Brion stands opposite Château Haut-Brion and shares the same vast terrace of superb gravelly soils, ideal for cultivating vines, already referred to as “Haut-Brion” on ancient maps and deeds. Its vineyard covers a total area of 29 hectares (approximately 72 acres). Almost 25 hectares are planted with red grape varieties and just over 4 hectares are devoted to white grape varieties.

The Dillon family purchased the estate in 1983 and immediately set to work on an ambitious renovation program for the property, including a number of technical enhancements designed to preserve and perpetuate its exceptional terroir as well as other embellishments, while taking care not to interfere with the special aura, charm and spirituality inhabiting the place.

Vintage after vintage, this magnificent Classified Growth of the Graves continues to shine bright in the constellation of Domaine Clarence Dillon’s wine estates.

The 2021 vintage

2021 has once again shown magic of La Mission Haut-Brion's terroir: after a cool Spring, its gravelly soils provide the vines with indirect sunshine, by their capacity to reverberate. In August, thanks to a warm, dry turn in the weather and cool temperatures at night, eagerly awaited ripeness gradually reaches all the early-ripening plots of La Mission Haut-Brion.

Every year, it is a decision-making process that takes into account the grapes’ ripeness and weather conditions which determines the date for the start of the harvests. In 2021, after a season of changeable weather, these two factors reach a fine balance and enable us to pick the grapes serenely. The berries are healthy with lower quantities of sugar than in previous years, predicting quite a different alcohol/acidity balance to the past solar years, recalling too, from an analytical point of view, Bordeaux’s classic vintages of the 1990s.
Ultimately, 2021 is positively and most definitely a surprising year.

Behind 2021 vintage's scenes:

Tasting note

The colour is a bold purple. The nose is aromatic, concentrated and fruity on fragrances of blackberry and vanilla-scented wood.
Full on the first taste, it is wide with a superb, predominant flavour of fruit.Then the wine develops on perceptible tannins, but plump, velvety and flavourful. There is excellent, refreshing length.
This is a lovely, aromatic Mission Haut-Brion, crafted with superb length on the finish.

Delivery Details

International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024

How much is delivery?

Automatically calculated based on your delivery address at checkout.
We're pleased to offer free standard delivery on orders valued at $300 or more. Free standard delivery is available to most locations.
For full details, please see our Delivery Policy.