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.

Tasting notes

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.

The weather

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

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 15th to 29th 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 21 %

    Cabernet Sauvignon: 79 %

  • New barrels

    14 %

  • Alcohol

    12.5 %

  • Bottling date

    From June 13th to 15th 2000