2015 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan

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Trust us, you don’t want to let this wine get away. From a vintage that’s quickly becoming legendary, La Chappelle Haut Brion is singing with savory notes of cedar, tobacco, and rich baking spices that make it hard to put down now, and impossible not to love later! This wine is from the sister property down the street from the unrivaled first growth property, Chateau Haut Brion, in Pessac. The 2015 vintage in Pessac-Leognan was outstanding and here's a first shot at one of the super-seconds!

About the wine

La Mission Haut Brion has been a renowned estate since the days of Thomas Jefferson, and there’s a reason why! Unlike other estates, La Mission Haut Brion gives their second-label wine the same careful vineyard management and rigorous winemaking as their premier wine, making La Chappelle a standout even amongst other Classified Bordeaux. The warm and steady 2015 vintage is already being praised as a legendary year, and this wine shows exemplifies the vintage a single sip! Intensely crimson in the glass, this medley of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc is rich with savory herbs, black pepper, cedar, and tobacco in a true Old World style. Red currant, cranberry and florals round out the full-bodied wine, which is sure to be long-lived and only improve over time.

Lots of currants, spices and fresh herbs follow through to a full body that's tight and silky. Hints of cream and vanilla. Savory and salty. Shows structure and intensity as the second wine of La Mission. Try in 2021. 94 JS