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

This wine has great aromatic intensity, showing pronounced blackcurrant, cherry, and liquorice aromas.
2013 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion starts out with assertive fine-grained tannin
that becomes smooth and round on the middle palate, which also shows a great deal of fruit.
The aftertaste is long and beautifully fresh.   

The weather

2013 was a veritable obstacle course for winegrowers. For a start, a rainy spring upset flowering, causing coulure and millerandage. Fungal diseases were nevertheless largely contained. Summer was warm and dry, although a heavy rainstorm in July with strong winds reduced the potential crop. The harvest took place later than usual, with alternating periods of sun and rain. Very rigorous sorting (both manual and with an optical sorting machine) meant that only fruit in good condition was retained. The weather conditions throughout the growing season led to a small crop, but modern winemaking techniques and close, expert attention guaranteed the quality of the wines.


A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 24th to October 11th 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 52%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 35.5%
    Cabernet Franc: 12.5 %

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol

    13 %

  • Bottling date

    From the 28th to the 29th of April 2015