La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion

Produced in small quantities, this second wine is a gateway to the world of Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Its name is a nod to the chapel of La Mission Haut-Brion, built by Lazarist priests in 1698.

The weather

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

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 17th to October 8th 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 68 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 32%

  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    From May 24th to  27th 1994