La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion
The vey deep colour of the wine is indicative of its concentration.
The bouquet is very expansive, redolent of red-berry fruit.
On the palate, this wine has an astonishingly imposing tannic structure for a second wine.
It is also dazzlingly fresh, despite its impressive concentration.
A wine full of contrasts: 2010 produced one of the most
concentrated La Chapelle, but also one of the most beguiling.
A dry year with an arid summer. The weather during the growing season, from early April to late September, was the driest since 1949. This water deficit caused dehydration in the vines, concentrating the grape juice and producing the highest values ever measured, particularly in terms of sugar content. The very cool nights promoted the accumulation of anthocyanins, so the 2010 red wines are the deepest-coloured in recent years.
A few figures
From September 8th to October 8th
Cabernet Sauvignon: 47%
Cabernet Franc: 26 %
From May 21st to 24th 2012