JancisRobinson.com – 16
Tasted blind. Complex nose. Mouth-filling. Though quite sandy/grainy tannins on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2040
Vinous – 90
The 2018 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is soft, fruity and easygoing, just as it was en primeur. Sweet floral notes, spice and sweet oak lend pretty bright accents. On the palate, the 2018 remains a bit light and not fully developed. Overall, the 2018 comes across as a touch narrow in build and lacking persistence.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2033