A rightful second entry for the last bottle of my half-dozen. Perfect with boeuf-en-brioche for Christmas Eve main course. At its perfect maturity now. A nicely complex nose of plum, blackcurrant, earthy minerality and fresh leather touches. On the palate, most notably, tannic structure that had mellowed perfectly to be an unnoticed (but present) frame onto which more plum and earthy flavours hang off. Quite fresh acidity keep this as a very pleasant drink, and great accompaniment to the beef fillet.
Home Book 4 646. Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion Péssac-Léognan, 2001