La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion
One is immediately seduced by the color of this wine.
It exhibits a stunning, vibrant hue in the glass,
bringing to mind a mingling of red and black currants, a rich and fresh red color.
Little by little, the expressive nose exhibits a range of red fruit notes.
First, soft and luscious pomegranate, followed by a more discreet hint of raspberry,
and more lively red currant, all of this against a backdrop of smooth and mellow maturity.
Soft tannins, with just a touch of bitterness, coat the palate and linger through to the finish,
giving a complex structure to this wine. Already very seductive,
this wine should be delicious to drink in five to ten years.
Very rainy month of April. This characteristic proved remarkably useful as the month of May was dry, June normal, July normal largely due to two days of storms with very heavy rain. August was one of the driest on record and in September the downpours only began after September 25th.
A few figures
From September 15th to 29th
Merlot: 21 %
Cabernet Sauvignon: 79 %
From June 13th to 15th 2000