Pessac-Leognan, Chapelle de La Mission 2015

DKK 875,00 inkl. moms

Pessac-Leognan, Chapelle de La Mission 2015 is a blend of 30% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 9 September until 1 October, harvested early to preserve the freshness of the Merlot and taking time to pick the Cabernet at optimal ripeness. The bouquet is tightly wound at the moment, but precise, revealing blackcurrant, cranberry and hints of marmalade scents with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite sturdy tannin on the entry that exert a firm grip, but there is more than enough fruit to back that all up. Touches of cedar and tobacco surface towards the second half and there is a sustained, chalky note on the finish that ensures that this a great wine.

Score: 91/93 Neal Martin

Very powerful and tannic yet salty and savory. Full body, dense and chewy yet polished and bright. Great second wine from La Mission. Only 30% Merlot.

Score: 94/95 James Suckling

Pessac-Leognan, Chapelle de La Mission 2015

 

 

Pessac-Leognan, Chapelle de La Mission 2015 – Lots of currants, spices and fresh herbs follow through to a full body that’s tight and silky. Hints of cream and vanilla. Savory and salty. Shows structure and intensity as the second wine of La Mission. Try in 2021.

Score: 94 James Suckling

Pessac-Leognan, Chapelle de La Mission 2015 – The bouquet is tightly wound at the moment, but precise, revealing blackcurrant, cranberry and hints of marmalade scents with time in the glass.The palate is medium-bodied with quite sturdy tannin on the entry that exert a firm grip, but there is more than enough fruit to back that all up. Touches of cedar and tobacco surface towards the second half and there is a sustained, chalky note on the finish that ensures that this a great wine.

Score: 91/93 Neal Martin

A deep, striking wine, the 2015 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion is laced with captivating scents of graphite, smoke, cured meats, herbs, melted road tar, leather and violets. Equally rich and ample on the palate, the 2015 exudes intensity, with a pedigreed expression of fruit and enough depth to drink well for a dozen or more years. All of the signatures of site come through in this beautifully crafted second wine from La Mission Haut-Brion. With time in the glass, the 2015 acquires finesse and nuance.

Score: 87/89 Antonio Galloni

This is certainly a ripe second wine – the Merlot proportion was harvested at over 15% – but
the quality of the terroir shines through, giving the blend balance, freshness and harmony.
Sweet, plush and textured, but with tangy underlying acidity. Drink: 2022-30

Score: 93 Tim Atkin

As to the reds, the 2015 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion is a terrific second wine well worth seeking out. Tobacco leaf, asphalt, earth and loads of ripe black fruits all emerge from this sexy, opulent, medium to full-bodied. With ripe tannin and a great finish, drink it anytime over the coming two decades. 2018 – 2038

Score: 92 Jeb Dunnuck