La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2010 - SPIRITED Wines
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La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2010
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La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2010

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The very deep colour of the wine is indicative of its concentration. The bouquet is very expansive, redolent of red-berry fruit. On the palate, this wine has an astonishingly imposing tannic structure for a second wine. It is also dazzlingly fresh, despite its impressive concentration. A wine full of contrasts: 2010 produced one of the most concentrated La Chapelle, but also one of the most beguiling.
Wine Spectator
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Deliciously tarry from the start, with a cauldron of steeped blackberry, boysenberry and pastis-soaked plum fruit melded to well-roasted apple wood and graphite notes. Intense and grippy, showing purity and polish. Should benefit from mid-term cellaring. Best from 2016 through 2030.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
Wine Advocate
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The 2010 La Chapelle de la Mission, which includes the production from the now-extinct La Tour Haut-Brion vineyard, is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, which is a high percentage for the latter grape. Fleshy, succulent and opulent along the lines of the 2009 (which did surprise me ), it is a big wine, with boatloads of glycerin and a classic Graves character of scorched earth, burning embers, charcoal, and plenty of black cherry and black currant fruit. The glycerin level is high, the fruit level impressive, and the purity and texture endearing. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.

Robert Parker, February 2013
Wine Enthusiast
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Firm and tannic, while there are also sweet berry fruits and black currant flavors. The acidity is important. BS

Roger Voss, June 25, 2011