2015 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: Haut-Brion and La Mission

The sister stars of Pessac-Léognan shine in this vintage with robust reds and bright whites
2015 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: Haut-Brion and La Mission
The chapel and courtyard at Château La Mission Haut-Brion, where Jean-Philippe Delmas describes the 2015 vintage as polished, rich and fleshy. (Courtesy of Domaine Clarence Dillon)
Apr 18, 2016
The sister stars of Pessac-Léognan shine in this vintage with robust reds and bright white wines. Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth shares his tasting notes for the grands vins and second wines from Domaine Clarence Dillon's first-growth estate and its sister.

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