Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge
This wine has a handsome color of deep, fresh, ruby red.
The nose is not completely open due to the great structure of its tannins.
The equilibrium of the wine is remarkable
with mature fruit already evident.
Its emerging strength, though only slightly developed,
indeed insinuates the richness to come.
This is a great bottle in the making. The finale is suave, soft and tannic all at the same time.
It is an exceptional bottle for its density.
Very rainy month of April. This characteristic proved remarkably useful as the month of May was dry, June normal, July normal largely due to two days of storms with very heavy rain. August was one of the driest on record and in September the downpours only began after September 25th.
A few figures
From September 15th to 29th
Merlot: 48 %
Cabernet Sauvignon: 37%
Cabernet Franc: 15 %.
From June 21st to 28th 2000