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.
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
From August 31st to September 23rd
Merlot: 30 %
Cabernet Sauvignon: 60%
Cabernet Franc: 10 %
From June 20th to 21th 2007