La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion 2017

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90-92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

The second wine of the estate is the 2017 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion (49.2% Merlot, 41.9% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc brought in between the 4th and 29th of September). It has beautiful sweetness in its black cherry and black raspberry fruits as well as ample tobacco and gravelly earth-like aromas and flavors. With medium body, polished tannin, and integrated acidity as well as a good finish, it’s a classic Grave to drink over the coming decade or so.

Antonio Galloni

Score: 89-91

The 2017 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is wonderfully lifted and gracious, with bright red stone fruit and floral notes that dominate this year. In 2017, the Chappelle is decidedly gracious and light on its feet, with a construction that favors persistence over weight.

Antonio Galloni

Decanter

Score: 92

This is a lovely fragrant wine, less dense and concentrated than the last two vintages but extremely accomplished. It has beautiful aromatics, gorgeous red fruits and an overall feeling of brightness and cohesion. It's fresh, succulent and easy to recommend. Frost only affected 0.3% of the vineyard area, leading to yields of almost 50hl/ha across the two estates in 2017. It was the third earliest harvest on record at Haut-Brion, commencing on 24 August for the whites and 31 August for the reds, with the only real difficulty to overcome being the low levels of sunshine over the summer. 22% of production went into this wine. 

Decanter

Jeb Dunnuck

Score: 90-92

The second wine of the estate is the 2017 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion (49.2% Merlot, 41.9% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc brought in between the 4th and 29th of September). It has beautiful sweetness in its black cherry and black raspberry fruits as well as ample tobacco and gravelly earth-like aromas and flavors. With medium body, polished tannin, and integrated acidity as well as a good finish, it’s a classic Grave to drink over the coming decade or so.

Jeb Dunnuck

Julia Harding MW

Score: 17

Deepest healthy crimson. Very fine graphite nose over scented – violets? – black fruit. Super-creamy richness, moderate intensity but real precision. Bright, juicy and with great purity of fruit, lingering and full-fruited finish with moderated tannins. Mouth-watering freshness.

Julia Harding MW

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Score: 88-90

The 2017 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion is a blend of 49.2% Merlot, 41.9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8.9% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with spice-laced notions of warm plums, mulberries and cassis with touches of tree bark, cloves, pencil lead and yeast extract. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm frame of chewy tannins and refreshing acid supporting the spicy black and red fruits, finishing a little grippy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Neal Martin

Score: 87-89

The 2017 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion was picked from 4 to 29 September and matured in 18% new oak. It has a slightly subdued bouquet at first, tarry black fruit, a little gravel with more red fruit emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, crisp black fruit, touches of graphite with a linear, pencil-lead finish that contains fine precision, especially for a deuxième vin.

Neal Martin