Moncharm | La Mission Haut Brion 2008
A brilliant blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, La Mission Haut Brion 2008 is an excellent label among the recent vintages. It has a vibrant blue color which is followed by concoction of aromas of Blackberries, liquorice, truffles, forest floors and underbrush. It is medium-bodied and packed with good acidity and fruit. The wine needs another five to seven years of cellaring and will easily stay for at least three decades.
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.