James Suckling 93-94
Blackberries, some crushed stones and iodine with a sandalwood undertone. It’s full and racy with firm tannins.
The 2020 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion has a perfumed, floral bouquet of iris and pitted black olive scents infusing copious black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a little more backbone than the Le Clarence Haut-Brion, plus it is a little drier on the finish. It just needs to develop a bit more flesh and sensuality by the time it is bottled.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2034