Variety: 45 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 % Merlot, 25 % Cabernet Franc.
Country, Region: France, Bordeaux
'Composed of 30% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium garnet-purple colored 2015 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion opens with an earthy nose of mossy bark, fragrant soil and fallen leaves over a core of red and black currants, bay leaves and menthol plus a waft of violets. Medium to full-bodied, it has compelling restraint and elegance with soft tannins and great freshness, finishing on a mineral note. Possessing the spirit and many of the signature hallmarks of its big brother, this second wine of La Mission Haut-Brion is certainly nothing to sneeze at! Drink 2020-2035.' 92 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate, February 2018.
'The 2015 La Chapelle de la Mission has a high-toned bouquet with iodine and light cassis scents that gradually opens with time. The palate is sweet and chewy on the entry, clean and pure with a fine line of acidity and a slightly gravelly finish that lingers in the mouth. Quality winemaking here is no surprise coming from the hands of JeanPhilippe Delmas. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.' 92 points, Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2019.