Moncharm | Ch. La Mission Haut Brion 1998
A magnificent wine in somewhat unproductive year for wine making, Moncharm can guarantee the 1998 La Mission Haut Brion is a delight for all your senses. The complex bouquet is rich with notes of earth; black fruit and lead pencil interwoven in notes of minerals and oak wood. This full-bodied delight has an impeccable purity, concentrated palate with balanced tannins which stretches into a long, muscular finish. It can be counted among the best labels produced by La Mission-Haut-Brion. According to Moncharm, the wine will be at it best between 2007- 2030.
According to the Graves 1953 classification, Château La Mission Haut-Brion has been classified as a Grand Cru. It is a close neighbour of its chief competitor Château Haut-Brion. Though, often the two labels are put in the same bracket, The wines have very distinctive properties. The only thing that make the two label similar is their mastery in the field of wine making.
Famous for the gravel-rich soil throughout the vineyards, the Graves region has excellent drainage system that harbours deep rooted vines. The 1959 classification of Graves registered 16 estates in the region. The notable estates in this region include Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion.