The purity in this wine is really mindblowing. So perfect. Licorice. Stone. Blackberry, blueberry. Full body. The power is amazing. But then it finishes etheral and so agile and beautiful. I am lost for words. This will rank with the best ever from here including 1975 and 1929. 58% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc.
100 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
The 2015 La Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 58% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 9 September and 1 October. Matured in 78% new oak, it has an incredibly pure bouquet with intense blueberry, blackberry, iodine and cold stone aromas that soar from the glass. There is nothing holding back here - a La Mission with real exuberance. The palate is medium-bodied with incredible intensity in the mouth, but without any leaden weight. It is a startling La Mission Haut-Brion to behold at this early stage. It is one of those wines where as a professional critic, I had to adopt a poker face to hide the untrammeled joy this nascent wine imparts. Complete and profound, the 2015 will rank as one of the great modern-day classics from this grand estate, another to add to that long list of magical La Missions.
97-99 points, Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com
In 2015, La Mission Haut-Brion is translucent and
deeply expressive to the core. Remarkably polished for
such a young wine, the 2015 also handles its 15%
alcohol with grace. Smoke, graphite, tar, leather and
incense, the 2015 exudes intensity allied to freshness, a
combination that makes it virtually irresistible in my
book. The 2015 is also remarkably nuanced for such a
big wine, but it has tremendous persistence in all
directions. Scents of rose petal, mint, red cherry and
pomegranate meld into the voluptuous finish. Tasted
94-97 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous