Ch La Mission Haut Brion
Technically, there are only five premier grand cru classe chateaux from the 1855 Classification. But don’t tell that to the folks at La Mission Haut-Brion. They consistently produce wines every year that rival, and often surpass, those of the first growths. In fact, there is a bit of a friendly rivalry with their neighbours across the road, Chateau Haut-Brion (though both share the same owner).
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion produces a powerful, expressive wine that represents the quintessence of the gravel terroir of the Pessac-Leognan appellation and classed among the Grand Crus in the Graves classification of 1953.
In 1983 the estate was purchased by Domaine Clarence Dillon, owner of Chateau Haut Brion. The new owners renovated the property starting with replanting the vineyards and the modernizing the chateau and wine making facilities. Today, Chateau La Mission Haut Brion is run by Prince Robert of Luxembourg.