Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion's vineyard straddles the communes of Talence and Pessac, and is located only a few miles southwest of Bordeaux's city centre. Belonging to the Pessac-Léognan appellation, the property is situated just opposite that of Chateau Haut-Brion and shares the same gravelly, elevated terrain ideal for cultivating vines.
The nature of the gravel at Chateau la Mission Haut-Brion, consisting of small stones of various types of quartz, is a key element contributing to the particularly valuable wine-growing potential of the soil. The sub-soil consists of a mixture of clay and sand. The vineyard covers an area of 29 hectares, which is dominated by the 3 classic grapes of Bordeaux - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with a smaller area allocated to Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.
Chateau La Mission wine is definitely bewitching. It possesses a great intensity that will delight with its complexity (a mixture of red fruits) and the signature of its terroir in its empyreumatic notes of cigars, chocolate and cedar wood. On the palate, the wine is generous without a trace of aggressiveness, with great length on its silky tannins.