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

Lovely bright hue. Clean on the nose, with considerable aromatic
intensity for a second-label wine.
Initially, lively fresh fruit flavors dominate,
followed by the cherry and smoky notes
typical of Graves wines from Pessac.
On the palate, one is struck at first by the wine’s full-bodied balance and then,
quite quickly, the firm tannins coat the mouth agreeably.

The weather

A mild start to the year, a very wet, hot spring, followed by a dry, scorching summer: such were the weather features of this year, which has become legendary both through its date and the quality of wine produced. Temperature records were broken: 1.5°C above average over the twelve months – a massive difference. September, hot and dry, followed suit, allowing harvesting to take place in the best possible conditions.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 13th  to 29th 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 3 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 84%
    Cabernet Franc: 13 %

  • New barrels

    10 %

  • Alcohol

    12.5 %

  • Bottling date

    From July 1st to 3rd 2002