Single Bottle - Standard - 750mlStarting bid HK$3,088.00
Tasted from magnum. Rich and decadent, with delicious, velvety fruit flavors. Deep red color, tobacco and blackberry aromas, full-bodied, with lovely ripe fruit flavors, medium tannins and a velvety mouthfeel.--La Mission-Haut-Brion vertical.
The 1971 was never one of my favorite La Missions, but it was very good in its first 15-20 years of life. At present, it has some life remaining as it displays more charm and sweetness than the 1970, and it is not plagued by volatile acidity or excessive acidity. However, the garnet color reveals considerable amber at the edge, the fruit is fading badly, and the wine exhibits notes of scorched charcoal intermixed with a volcanic earthiness, red currants, fresh mushrooms and old oak. This medium-bodied effort fades at the back of the palate, and should have been drunk up by 1990.