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

Intense color. Soft, very fruity nose.
This wine has better than average structure and predominantly red fruit flavours.
Barrel ageing will unquestionably add a sophisticated touch to the powerful tannin,
and contribute to producing a very attractive wine.

The weather

The year 2004 began with an extremely rainy month of January. In spite of this marked humid start up, the year 2004 in finis finale turned out to be short on the humidity factor. The flowering at the beginning of June took place under perfect climate conditions and was swift with a pleasing equilibrium. The August rain was for the most part concentrated during the last two weeks. As a result we decided to remove some of the leaves covering the bunches on the vines. This maneuver enabled the harvesting of ripe and healthy grapes during the superb month of September. 


A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 16th to October 6th

  • Blend

    Cabernet Sauvignon: 94%
    Cabernet Franc: 6 %

  • New barrels

    18 %

  • Alcohol

    12.5 %

  • Bottling date

    On July 3rd 2006