La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion
Beautiful, deep colour.
The nose displays fresh fruit aromas complemented by an elegant touch of oak.
The first impression on the palate is smooth and full-bodied, becoming soft and delicious with aeration.
Excellent tannic structure culminating in a beautiful long aftertaste enhanced by fruity and spicy flavours.
The spring of 2018 was marked by frequent stormy weather.The growing season started very well, although was later slowed down as a result of a violent hailstorm on the 26th of May. The vines nevertheless recovered fairly quickly. The month of June was relatively warm, conducive to even flowering. A hot summer followed, with little rainfall. Véraison (colour change) took place under ideal conditions. A high-pressure system set in during the month of September. The grapes were picked under clear blue skies at peak ripeness and in excellent condition.
A few figures
From the 10th of September to the 2nd of October
Cabernet Franc: 7.6%
Cabernet Sauvignon: 51.6%
On May 14th and 15th 2020