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2022 La Chapelle de La Mission Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Drinking 2026 - 2038
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - La Chapelle de La Mission Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Drinking 2026 - 2038
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £396.00 In Bond
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  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 90-92+

    A blend of 55.9% Merlot, 35.4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8.7% Cabernet Franc, the 2022 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion offers aromas of dark berries, licorice, graphite, bell pepper and pencil shavings. It’s medium to full-bodied, fleshy and nicely balanced with a tense, fresh and penetrating finish.

  • Decanter, April 2023, Score: 93

    Super aromatic and fragrant, dark black berries and perfumed touches with minty freshness and chocolate. Supple and generous, really quite fruity and lively but also quite tannic. A nicely weighted palate with concentrated blackcurrant and strawberry fruits with freshly picked mint, liquorice spice and clove. You can feel the heat of the vintage in the depth and concentration of the fruit but there’s no overt heaviness and nothing harsh here. Tannins are nicely supportive and fleshy giving some bounce and fun to the palate. Juicy and bright, mouthwatering but cool and crunchy too. Really lovely texture and intensity. Maybe not so refined and delicate, but wow this gives a lot of flavour and punch while keeping the juiciness. 3.9pH.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    The 2022 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion is a powerful, dense wine, almost shockingly so. Gravel, spice, leather, menthol and dried flowers give the 2022 tons of aromatic presence to play off a core of dark, red-toned fruit. I don’t recall tasting a Chapelle with this much tannin in recent times, going back to the 2010. Readers will find a wine that delivers immense pleasure, though and tons of character. Drink 2027-2042.

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 94-96

    A magical example of the quality of the very best second wines in 2022. A blend of 59% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc, it has gracious appeal. Brambles, lavender and rosemary, the Merlot is very much to the fore with its dark berry flavours and velvet-like nature. Building gently on the palate, with some earthy tannins appearing at the end, prior to the plump berry fruits which remain as the lasting impression.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 94-95

    Really fresh and linear with graphite, tar, berry and stone aromas and flavors. Medium and fine on the palate showing no heat or over-maturity. Attractive tannins at the end. 55.9% merlot, 35.4% cabernet sauvignon and 8.7% cabernet franc.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2023, Score: 16+

    Crimson hue, lighter at the rim. Open and expressive with leafy, dark-fruit notes to the fore. Lively and juicy but sweet. Dry finish. A grainy note to the tannins on the end. (James Lawther MW) Drink 2029 – 2038

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 92

    Powerful damson colour, with cloves, incense, dried roses, liquorice root, rosemary and waves of raspberry and damson fruit. Firm tannic architecture, silky in texture. One of the lower alcohols in years at these estates, mainly due to some blockages during the growing season, even with small amounts of irrigation of vines between 3 and 7 years old. No leaf removal during growing season, careful soil work, fascinating to see the evolution of this estate as it deals with the changing climate, under the spotlight of being one of the highest profile names in Bordeaux.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    The 2022 La Chapelle De La Mission Haut-Brion is based on 56% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc. A red and black-fruited, forward, beautifully textured second wine, it’s medium to full-bodied and offers ripe red and black fruits, notes of leafy herbs, flowers, and scorched earth, supple tannins, and outstanding length.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 18+

    The perfume is singular and resonant, and the intensity is terrific and persistent. The attack on the palate is the same black cherry, plum and mulberry assault as you find in La Mission, and then, unusually, the array of fruits and spices line up along the flavour trail instead of broadening across the palate. This is an incredibly long and controlled wine, and it is gentle, tender and caressing with discreet, fine-grained tannins that are graceful and ever-present. This has the effect of making La Chapelle seem incredibly forward. It is clear that the extraction here has been exceptionally gentle and soft, and so this wine has been built from very sensitive, albeit ripe, ingredients. Delicious, savoury, obscenely tempting and very accurate, this is a wonderful La Chapelle.


Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Owned by the Dillon family since 1983, La Mission Haut Brion is without doubt one of the mostexceptional wines of Bordeaux. Across the road from Haut Brion, it regularly competes with its moreillustrious older sibling and has even outperformed Haut Brion in certain vintages, such as 2006 when Wine Spectator suggests that it "could be the wine of the vintage".



Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.