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.

The weather

The climate of 1996 was mostly characterized by its great irregularity. Except for a few days in July, there were no long hot periods. It began to rain rather late in August. The first half of September was temperate but it rained all the time during the second half. Altogether the summer was average with a few nice intervals.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 16th to October 4th

  • Blend

    Merlot: 45 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 44%
    Cabernet Franc: 11 %

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    From June 4th to 10th 1998