Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge
The wine is characterized by a very flattering nose and a perfect balance.
It is very typical of this growth. Very marked by a tannic
concentration extremely satisfying for this year.
After a dry winter that lasted through the month of May, June very damp. The flowering was long and varied. A large crop was in the offing in spite of coulure(the washing away of the pollen) and millerandage(the poor development of the grapes due to poor fertilization). July and August were very hot with rain prevailing in the latter. This caused worrisome sanitary conditions. Botrytis and mildew were brought about due to heat and damp. The vintage was saved simply because of meticulous and continuous work executed by the wine makers.
A few figures
From September 17th to October 8th
Merlot: 63 %
Cabernet Sauvignon: 26%
Cabernet Franc: 11%.
From May 27th to June 14th 1994