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Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1982 - Magnum - Elysee Palace Cellar

AOC, First Growth, Pessac-Léognan

€3,500.00
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W_329
 

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Description
  • Description of the winery

In the 16th, the Rostaing then the Lestonnac families owned the vineyards of La Mission Haut-Brion. The century after the successors of family Lestonnac gave the fields to the Lazaristes brothers or “Congregation de la Mission”. The Lazaristes brothers,  occupying the vineyard until the revolution, have largely contributed to the reputation and the quality of the wine. From 18th to 20th century, the vineyard will pass in the hands of five successive owners, including Chiapella family, which was important owner of New Orleans that ismade the wine widely known in the United States. The year 1919 is a watershed for the field, the Woltners family acquired the castle. The family invests heavily in the castle, she buys new tanks to better control the fermentation. In 1983, the Dillon family, who already owns the Château Haut-Brion, acquired the domain. In 2008, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, became president of the domain and Jean-Philippe Delmas provides direction. The vineyard is located in Talence and occupies about 25.6 ha. The soil is gravelly with natural limestone and clay subsoil. The vines are 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc.

  • Wine

The color of this wine is dark purple. The nose of Mission Haut-Brion is intense and complex with notes of wood, cassis, licorice and chocolate. On the palate the wine is structured, the tannins are tasty.

Product Details
W_329

Data sheet

Vintage
1982
Detail
Cave du Palais de L'Élysée
Format
Magnum 150cl
Color
Red Wine
Alcohol Content
13,5°
Appellation
Pessac-Léognan
Region
Bordeaux, Graves
Producer
Château Haut-Brion
Serving T°
16°-18°C
Cuvée
Château La Mission
Producer: Château Haut-Brion
Château Haut-Brion

Iconic wine estate in Bordeaux

 

Château Haut-Brion, located in the Graves region, is the ancestor of grand cru. The story begins in 1525, when Jean de Pontac, officer of the Bordeaux Parliament, acquired Haut-Brion. Jean de Pontac and his descendants succeeded in producing a new type of wine, well known in England under the name of “New French Claret”.

This wine was met with great success, although it was Count Joseph de Fumel, a De Pontac descendant, who brought fame and glory to the estate in the 18th century. After the revolution the estate passed from hand to hand, to arrive in 1935 in the hands of Clarence Dillon, an American financier, wine lover. The castle is still in the family, it is now run by his grandson, the Prince Robert of Luxembourg.

The vineyard covers an area of 48 ha, is located on the outskirts of the city of Bordeaux. The vineyard is planted on gravelly soils with clay subsoil. The vineyard is composed of 42 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 42 % Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. A small area of less than 3 ha is planted to 52% in Semillon, 47% in Sauvignon and in 1% Petit Verdot.

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