Tasted blind. Fresh, non showy but classically styled. Some dark-chocolate notes together with a saline edge. Very long indeed. Leathery finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2050
The 2018 La Mission Haut-Brion is beautiful and expansive from the first taste. Dark cherry, mocha, herbs, licorice, rose petal and mint open effortlessly. All the elements are so well balanced. Although the 2018 is quite easy to appreciate at this stage, it also has terrific energy and more than enough verve to develop positively for several decades.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2048