Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge

Complex, full-bodied and rich… Château La Mission Haut-Brion red invites the most flattering descriptions. The blend adapts according to the vintage, but Château La Mission Haut-Brion red wine always retains its unparalleled charisma.

tasting notes

The wine is a striking color that has begun to show a good concentration.
The first whiff of sweet pepper disappears when the potent richness of matured fruit takes over.
Ripe plum, and above all stone fruits abound.
In the mouth the wine is silky, delicious and complex.
The finale is soft and delicate but one notices the smoky bouquet towards its end
along with a trace of acidity that simply adds to the volume.
It is a very good bottle for this year.

The weather

A hot, dry start to the year led to exceptionally early growth in the spring. There was unprecedented flowering on the vines at the end of April. At the beginning of May, showers delayed the end of flowering by more than a month. The September drought made for a trouble-free harvest and compensated for the uneven ripening.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 3rd to 25th  

  • Blend

    Merlot: 38 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 54%
    Cabernet Franc: 8 %.

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    From May 17th to  21st 1999