Fine Wine

November 19 - 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 260
CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 (2) WA 95+
  • CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 (2) WA 95+

260

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995

Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé
2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped capsule

This vintage is aging at a glacial pace and the tannins are currently more significant than their counterbalancing components of fruit and glycerin. While the word “potential” seems to be the most positive descriptor for this vintage, there are some nagging doubts about whether all the tannins will melt away and the fruit will hold. As in most 1995s, the color remains a healthy dark plum/purple. One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has buttressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La Mission’s classic asphalt, cassis, blackberry, smoky barbecue, meaty notes intermixed with a hint of hot rocks. The 1995 is still a young wine and I am beginning to wonder if this vintage overall will resemble 1975 rather than something with more charm? Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035? August 2012 WA 95+

2 bts.    per lot $1,500 - $1,700

Realised: $1,440
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1995