La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion
The bouquet is redolent of red fruit. In fact, this is a paradoxical wine.
It is soft on the palate, yet also quite tannic and, although fresh,
it also has a certain warmth and suavity.
2012 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion is full-bodied and juicy,
but tightly-wound on the middle palate.
Barrel ageing overseen by a talented cellarmaster will enable this wine
to show its character more clearly in the coming months.
The 2012 vintage was uneven from bud break, which was disturbed by a cool, wet month of April, to véraison (color change), which took place over a long period. Fortunately, the months of July and August 2012 were ideal: warm and dry. This fine summer weather enabled us to do everything possible in the vineyard in order to make up for the poor spring weather. For two months, our team worked meticulously to make ripening as homogeneous as possible, and removed any green grapes at véraison.The harvest for both red and white wines began under sunny skies.2012 is a truly fine vintage for early-ripening terroirs such as ours.
A few figures
From September 19th to October 9th
Cabernet Sauvignon: 56%
Cabernet Franc: 15.5 %
From June 9th to 12th 2014