Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

$365

Iodine aromas, with tobacco, cedar and sea shells, and earth and ripe fruit underneath. Full-bodied, with slightly chewy tannins and a vanilla, berry and cherry aftertaste. Big and powerful still. I would give it a little more time to mellow. But an impressive wine for the vintage... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Andrew Steffensmeier Delectable Pro

Wonderful mature Bordeaux. I really enjoyed this.

Wonderful mature Bordeaux. I really enjoyed this.

9.5

Jeremy Shanker Delectable Pro

Sommelier at RN74

Phenomenal

Phenomenal

9.4

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Celebrating the USA victory!

Celebrating the USA victory!

9.8

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

Always been a standout of the '88's, such great intensity still showing through, dark berry/undergrowth, 3 bottles opened, all with such consistency, outstanding example.

Always been a standout of the '88's, such great intensity still showing through, dark berry/undergrowth, 3 bottles opened, all with such consistency, outstanding example.

9.5

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Lovely and soft and integrated on the nose, palate and finish.

Lovely and soft and integrated on the nose, palate and finish.

9.0

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Wine of the night! Get some of you can track it down.

Wine of the night! Get some of you can track it down.

10

Bridget Meagher

1988 vintage.

1988 vintage.

9.5

Brenda Terzich-Garland

La Mission Haut-Brion was one one of my favorite Chateaus during our time in Bordeaux. A floral wet leaf, earthy nose lingering with smoke, tobacco and subtle barnyard funk. Dark red brown in color. Black cherry fruit, pencil lead initially on the taste. Tannins are surprisingly still there on the tongue. It finishes with hints of vanilla, cocoa and green veggie.

La Mission Haut-Brion was one one of my favorite Chateaus during our time in Bordeaux. A floral wet leaf, earthy nose lingering with smoke, tobacco and subtle barnyard funk. Dark red brown in color. Black cherry fruit, pencil lead initially on the taste. Tannins are surprisingly still there on the tongue. It finishes with hints of vanilla, cocoa and green veggie.

9.1

Tom Garland

Once again, time to jump in the wayback machine....Decant 1 hour (decent amount of chunky sediment). An awe-inspiring dark garnet color...little bricking after all these years! On the nose: some barn yard funk starting to blow off, wet earth, smoke, floral, cigar box. Taste: black cherry, pencil lead, vanilla, with a little ending tannic kick...not fading after +30 years!!!

Once again, time to jump in the wayback machine....Decant 1 hour (decent amount of chunky sediment). An awe-inspiring dark garnet color...little bricking after all these years! On the nose: some barn yard funk starting to blow off, wet earth, smoke, floral, cigar box. Taste: black cherry, pencil lead, vanilla, with a little ending tannic kick...not fading after +30 years!!!

9.1

John Kardos

Wow!

Wow!

9.5

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