Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge

Complex, full-bodied and rich… Château La Mission Haut-Brion red invites the most flattering descriptions. The blend adapts according to the vintage, but Château La Mission Haut-Brion red wine always retains its unparalleled charisma.

tasting notes

Dense color of ruby red has slightly evolved due to its age.
The surprise is first with the nose.
The lengths of the aromas with their complexity
and their complementarities are huge.
The scent of fresh fruit remains present but it shares
the space with ripe fruits and the delicate sweetness of caramel.
Finally the whiff of truffle emerges, powerful and dominating,
as it overcomes the traces of tannin.
In the mouth one feels an explosion of tastes
encompassing the ripe tannins and slightly stewed fruit.
The result develops in the mouth with a perfect equilibrium
that leads towards a finale seemingly without end.

The weather

A warm winter so an exceptionally early budding. The start of spring was cold but summer was exceptionally hot and dry. Little rain in September allowed an abundant and very healthy crop.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 11th to  27th  

  • Blend

    Merlot: 41%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 48%
    Cabernet Franc: 11 %. 

  • Alcohol

    13 %

  • Bottling date

    From June 30th to July 22nd 1992