Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge
Very deep, dark red colour with mauve highlights.
The intense nose has opened up to reveal hints of black cherry and blackberry as well as spice.
The bouquet is very “La Mission”. The wine starts out broad-based, soft, and tasty.
It then spreads out seamlessly with a show of powerful tannin and a creamy middle palate.
The tight tannic structure on the finish is supported by a very fine aromatic persistence.
Once again, La Mission Haut-Brion is very open at this stage,
*very expressive, and quite obviously a great wine.
One of the characteristics of 2011 was an extremely dry spring. Based on the measured rainfall in April, May and June this was the driest spring since 1949.Happily, summer brought some rain which allowed the vine to continue its growth. With a dry September, we were able to harvest in optimal conditions.
A few figures
From August 29th to September 27th
Cabernet Sauvignon: 55%
Cabernet Franc: 11 %
From May 24th to 29th 2013