Ratings & Tasting notes:
99 points James Suckling
So much iodine, spices, dried flowers and stony character – not to mention the dried dark fruits – that it’s almost hard to believe. (6/2016)
96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
One of the top ten wines of the vintage, the glorious 1978 is a candidate for “the” wine of the vintage. Seemingly fully mature (it is more evolved than the 1975), it exhibits a dark garnet color with little lightening at the edge as well as a classic La Mission bouquet of truffles, charcoal, scorched earth, black currants, plums, figs and crushed rocks. A sweet, medium to full-bodied entry on the palate reveals totally resolved tannins, adequate acidity and uncanny richness, complexity, texture and length. This surprisingly dense, concentrated, velvety La Mission-Haut-Brion displays all the complexity of this great terroir. At the peak of its evolutionary track, it is in no danger of falling apart, but prudence suggests drinking it over the next 15-20 years. (RP) (8/2012)
94 points Wine Spectator
A classic Graves red, with all the aromas and flavors you could ever want. Deep ruby in color, with earthy tobacco aromas. Has full-bodied, earthy flavors, full tannins and a well-focused finish. (JS) (11/1991)
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.
You will receive the exact bottle shown in the photos.
Label: Some stains as shown
Capsule: Slightly nicked, but tight and without corrosion.
Fill Level: Base Neck. Outstanding.