Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

9.666 ratings on Delectable
$1185

I am certainly not going to argue with anyone who believes La Mission-Haut-Brion's 1989 is every bit as profound as the 1989 Haut-Brion. It is a spectacular wine, and as it ages in the bottle, it is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite La Mission-Haut-Brions, ranking alongside the 1982, 1975, 1961, 1959, and 1955. The 1989 boasts a dense, thick, purple color, followed by a sweet, roasted cassis, chocolatey-scented nose with whiffs of tobacco, tar, and minerals. The wine is extremely full-bodied, unctuously-textured, sweet, jammy, and rich...it is already delicious to drink...it will drink well for 15-20 years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Not as good as it should have been. A bit less powerful than expected?

Not as good as it should have been. A bit less powerful than expected?

9.3

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Sadly a little over the hill

Sadly a little over the hill

8.3

Katrina Ryan Delectable Pro

For real!

For real!

9.7

Rick Baumgarten Delectable Pro

Wine of the night and a fantastic night it was

Wine of the night and a fantastic night it was

10

Mike Garrison Delectable Pro

More electricity than other 89's with no less opulence! Pure magic leaping from the glass!

More electricity than other 89's with no less opulence! Pure magic leaping from the glass!

Nic Z

Smoky with mushrooms and green pepper nose. Almost perfect balance

Smoky with mushrooms and green pepper nose. Almost perfect balance

9.9

Rob Moose

Stunning- perhaps not best in 90 degree weather and with pizza, but a singing example of a beautiful wine.

Stunning- perhaps not best in 90 degree weather and with pizza, but a singing example of a beautiful wine.

9.4

Jeffrey Lew

Amazing bottle like a time capsule. Perfect cork, fill way into the neck. Glove leather, tobacco and fruit. This is special stuff. Symmetry and polish. Can prob go for a very long time. A real treat.

Amazing bottle like a time capsule. Perfect cork, fill way into the neck. Glove leather, tobacco and fruit. This is special stuff. Symmetry and polish. Can prob go for a very long time. A real treat.

9.9

Andrew Steffensmeier

Wow. All there. The nose, the complex flavors, the lengthy finish. Couldn't ask for anything more. It tells a story in your glass, and pushes and pulls in all the right ways. May be the wine of the year.

Wow. All there. The nose, the complex flavors, the lengthy finish. Couldn't ask for anything more. It tells a story in your glass, and pushes and pulls in all the right ways. May be the wine of the year.

10

Jeffrey Lew

Dark fruit, creosote, and smoke. Still powerful, still a baby. Decant this for at least 3-4hrs.. Awesome wine but prob a step back from my last bottle.

Dark fruit, creosote, and smoke. Still powerful, still a baby. Decant this for at least 3-4hrs.. Awesome wine but prob a step back from my last bottle.

9.7