2013 Bordeaux 24/4 – Haut Brion, La Mission, & Co

by Charles Lea

Today sees the release of the Haut Brion stable, including the highly prized whites of both la Mission and Haut Brion which, if they are of interest to you, need snapping up.

Haut Brion itself is the same price (£2470) as Margaux and Mouton, but is the closest to other vintages available in the market. La Mission has come down a long way from the prices of the last four vintages, but then the market has regarded the prices of the last four vintages with increasing disbelief, so it rather needed to. Clarence is the cheapest second wine of a First Growth available in the market, but it is also the one with little following in the market that is crucial for these wines: China. La Chapelle de la Mission and Haut Brion’s Saint Emilion Quintus and its second wine Dragon are also available, but again have yet really to develop a following.

2013 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION Blanc Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan (£3300 per six bottles)

2013 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT BRION BLANC Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan (£2650 per six bottles)

2013 LA CLARTÉ DE HAUT BRION Graves (£660 per doz)

2013 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1er Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan (£2470 doz / £1235/6)

2013 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT BRION Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan (£1320 doz)

2013 LE CLARENCE DE HAUT BRION Pessac-Léognan (£550 doz)

2013 LA CHAPELLE DE LA MISSION Pessac-Léognan (£330 doz)

2013 CHÂTEAU QUINTUS Grand Cru Saint Emilion (£660 doz)

2013 LE DRAGON DE QUINTUS Grand Cru Saint Emilion (£170 doz)

All prices are quoted in bond and offered subject to the TERMS of our 2013 primeur offer