La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion
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 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
From September 16th to October 6th
Cabernet Sauvignon: 94%
Cabernet Franc: 6 %
On July 3rd 2006