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

2005 will remain in our memories as a historically dry year. This characteristic showed up already in winter when an important deficit of humidity was noted. In spite of a wet month in April, rain remained scares right up to the vendanges. All year long the temperatures stayed on the high side.2005 had climatic conditions very similar to the legendary vintage of 1949. Because of these elements the vines were able to produce small grapes of an extraordinary concentration; that would be harvested in a perfect condition.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From August 31st to September 23rd 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 30 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 60%
    Cabernet Franc: 10 %

  • New barrels

    28 %

  • Alcohol

    13.5 %

  • Bottling date

    From June 20th to 21th 2007