Scoring La Mission 2000
24 Jan 2005 by JR
John Cottrell, London: In your 2000 Bordeaux review you seem to have left the score off your comments on Ch La Mission Haut Brion - was this deliberate? me: Yes, I deliberately omitted to give a score or even hazard a guess as to when the wine from this particular bottle might be ready to drink (there are a few instances of similarly opaque 2003 burgundies in the tasting notes that will be published later this week where I have exercised similar caution). However, if you take a look at my previous account of 2000s in bottle, from sep 03, you will see that I was enormously enthusiastic about the bottle of La Mission...

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