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Château La Mission Haut-Brion




Cru Classé de Graves




6,000 - 7,000 cases


Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion is regarded by many as the sixth first growth. However, La Mission Haut-Brion is not a first growth, and resides in the southern part of Bordeaux, in Graves.

Château La Mission Haut-Brion’s vineyard stretches across land in the municipalities of both Talence and Pessac and is located just a few miles southwest of Bordeaux’s city center. The property stands opposite Château Haut-Brion and shares the same vast terrace of superb gravelly soils, ideal for cultivating vines, already referred to as “Haut-Brion” on ancient maps and deeds.

One day, he (Marshal Louis Armand de Vignerot du Plessis) tasted a wine that he considered especially remarkable and asked his servant where it came from, who said: ‘La Mission Haut-Brion. ‘Using the words of his great-uncle Cardinal Richelieu, the marshal cried: ‘If God forbade drinking, would he have made wine so good?’. Thereafter this day, the new governor regularly served La Mission Haut-Brion at his table.

The Wines

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge;

Complex, full-bodied and rich… Château La Mission Haut-Brion red invites the most flattering descriptions. The blend adapts according to the vintage, but Château La Mission Haut-Brion red wine always retains its unparalleled charisma.

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc;

Previously known as Château Laville Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion is a wine for the initiated. This dry white wine expresses all the distinctive features of a Graves wine, specific to Sémillon grown on these renowned terroir.

La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion;

Produced in small quantities, this second wine is a gateway to the world of Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Its name is a nod to the chapel of La Mission Haut-Brion, built by Lazarist priests in 1698.

La Clarté de Haut-Brion;

La Clarté de Haut-Brion boasts a legendary and unique kinship: made from grapes grown on the terroir of Haut-Brion, it is born of two prestigious estates: Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion.


Vintages Available:

1982, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

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