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

Resplendent colour of intense red.
Complex nose of ripe red fruit accompanied by
familiar accents typical of this great estate.
This “grand vin” at first somewhat closed on the palate, slowly
opens to reveal a great length and finesse of ripe fruit.
The dense tannins mesh beautifully.
A very fine La Mission Haut- Brion.

The weather

A rainy and cool spring impeded vine growth and meant a late start for blossoms. In addition, a relatively cold and slightly moist August slowed the ripening of grapes. With the harvest period beginning about ten days after the date selected the previous year, 2008 was therefore a rather late vintage. In such a case, the behavior of the vine depends on the quality of the soil but also to a great extent on the winegrower’s expertise and the hours of labor expended by personnel in the vineyard, before the harvest. Those two conditions for success were present at our Estates, 2008 proved a very good year for the quality of our red wines.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 23rd to October 17th   

  • Blend

    Merlot: 43%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 51%
    Cabernet Franc: 6 %

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    From June 3rd to 9th 2010