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Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2021 released En Primeur

  • Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2021 has been released at £2,700 per 12×75.
  • The wine has 93-95 points from Neal Martin.
  • The 2012 and 2014 vintages offer relative value for money.

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2021 has been released at €225 per bottle ex-négociant, down 10.7% on the 2020’s opening price.

It is being offered by the international trade for £2,700 per 12×75. The 2012 and 2014 vintages look better value compared to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.

Critics’ scores

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded today’s release a barrel range of 93-95 points, noting that it is ‘blessed with an ethereal bouquet’. He said that ‘you could argue it is slightly “aloof”, yet intuition tells me it has something up its sleeve for later on’.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) gave it 92-94 points and also commented on its ‘lovely aromatic presence and fine balance’.

William Kelley (The Wine Advocate) scored it 94-96, revealing that ‘this charming, sensual rendition of La Mission is a blend of 48% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc, attaining 13.4% alcohol’.

The wine also boasts 94-95 points from James Suckling, 92-94 points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) and 97 points from Jane Anson.

Fair Value analysis

Prices for La Mission Haut-Brion show the highest correlation to Wine Advocate (83.8%) critic scores. Liv-ex members on Silver+ packages can explore more on our Fair Value Tool.

Buyers looking for value might be interested in the 96-point 2012 and 2014 vintages, which are available below £2,000 per case.

Buyers might also consider the 2016 vintage, which has the highest La Mission score of 99-points and comes at a 23.0% premium to today’s release.


Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.   

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