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Château-La-Mission-Haut-Brion Pessac Léognan 1966
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Château-La-Mission-Haut-Brion Pessac Léognan 1966

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The color is very dense for its age. The nose is quite lively, young, fresh; almost vegetal which is most surprising for this millésime. However, the richness and silkiness of the wine in the mouth reveals a really great wine perfectly made. A veritable success, it is very La Mission, strong and potent in all its dimensions. The finale is less ample with a touch of acidity but still soft and unctuous.
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Very ripe, rich and fleshy, although still with a hard backbone. Deep ruby, brick-red color, ripe, intense raspberry aromas, full-bodied, with ripe, rich raspberry flavors and cedar and tobacco notes. There's plenty of tannin here. better in 1994 to '96.--La Mission-Haut-Brion vertical.

James Suckling, November 15, 1991
Wine Advocate
  • wa89

The 1966 La Mission-Haut-Brion, never quite as rich and deep as the 1964, is still a beautifully made, elegant La Mission, with a very cedary and leather-scented, fruity bouquet, medium to full body, and a long, supple, velvety finish. I would advise those who have it in their wine collections to consume it over the next 4-5 years. It does not appear capable of getting any better, and may, in fact, be just starting to lose the fruit. Anticipated maturity: Now-2000.

Robert Parker, January 1998