La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2008
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
|Brand||La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion|
Smoky aromas, considerable new wood, spice and blackcurrant stalkiness. There is a definite amount of fruit, but the wood does dominate. The final texture is dark and dry. Score Range: 91-93 Barrel sample.
Another stunning effort that performs even better out of bottle than it did from barrel, the 2008 La Chapelle de la Mission is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Aromas of scorched earth, blueberries and black currants, a juicy, savory, broad mouthfeel and powerful flavors are velvety as well as opulent. Enjoy this 2008 over the next 12-15 years.
The core of damson plum, red currant and lilac is slightly open-knit, though a briary edge keeps this honest, with enough tobacco and iron hints to please fans of the old school. Drink now through 2015. 5,500 cases made.