Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge
The colour is quite deep with garnet-red highlights.
The nose proves complex from the very first.
The oak shows through, but not excessively so, and is well-integrated.
The bouquet features hints of chocolate and liquorice when the wine is swirled
in the glass, showing how ripe the grapes were.
2015 La Mission starts out with fresh fruit flavours and a dense
tannic structure that caresses the palate.
It picks up power as it develops towards a long aftertaste with mocha and chocolate nuances.
2015 is unquestionably one of the greatest vintages at La Mission!
The year 2015 appears to be the warmest and sunniest, throughout our country, since the beginning of meteorological statistics. A long heat wave and dry period allowed to achieve excellent flowering conditions until the arrival, in August, of miraculous rains.This rain enabled the vines to maintain the necessary water reserves and to provide requisite nourishment for perfect ripeness. The harvest began in September under a clear blue sky. Thanks to this ideal weather, we were able to wait for optimum ripeness for each grape variety. All the conditions are there to allow 2015 to join the greatest vintages of Bordeaux.
A few figures
From September 9th to October 1st
Cabernet Franc: 7%
Cabernet Sauvignon: 35%
From May 29th to June 2nd 2017