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

As in 1993, this vintage is characterized by its early ripening due to the very mild winter. A quite cold and humid spring slowed down the vegetation a little. Summer was hot with several thunderstorms. The evenness of the flowering was also evident during the ripening. Some Rainfall in September accelerated the picking of a generally sound and well-ripened harvest.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 12th to 24th 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 19 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 72%
    Cabernet Franc: 9 %

  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    From June 17th to 20th 1996