La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion
Beautiful deep, dark, red colour. La Chapelle has a nose of ripe black fruit and spice.
It starts off very smooth on the palate, then gives way to a tannic structure which
confirms the impression of weight promised by its deep color.
Barrel ageing will impart further softening to develop all the character of a great wine.
One of the characteristics of 2011 was an extremely dry spring. Based on the measured rainfall in April, May and June this was the driest spring since 1949.Happily, summer brought some rain which allowed the vine to continue its growth. With a dry September, we were able to harvest in optimal conditions.
A few figures
From August 29th to September 27th
Cabernet Sauvignon: 19%
Cabernet Franc: 12 %
From May 20th to 23rd 2013