A neighbour of the legendary Château Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion is one of the most iconic references of Bordeaux and has been for centuries. Founded in the 16th century by the Lestonnac family, the property was then operated by the Lazarist priests. Now a property of the Domaine Clarence Dillon and Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Château La Mission Haut-Brion continues to shine among the greatest wines in the world.
Château La Mission Haut-Brion reigns over a vineyard whose gravelly soils resting on a subsoil of clay, sand, limestone and falun (a shell limestone) give rise to fine Pessac-Léognan wines.
The year 2006 was marked by shifting weather conditions, with a relatively hot and dry spring and summer, which ensured a good ripening of the grapes.
Vinification and ageing
Aged in barrels (80% new).
Cabernet Sauvignon (40%)
Cabernet Franc (1%).
The intense colour is a beautiful purple hue.
The lively and complex nose blends fruity (raspberries, blackberries) and woody (cedar) fragrances with notes of coffee and liquorice.
The full and smooth palate seduces with its fine tannins, its concentration and its exceptional freshness. A great vintage!