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

The vey deep colour of the wine is indicative of its concentration.
The bouquet is very expansive, redolent of red-berry fruit.
On the palate, this wine has an astonishingly imposing tannic structure for a second wine.
It is also dazzlingly fresh, despite its impressive concentration.
A wine full of contrasts: 2010 produced one of the most
concentrated La Chapelle, but also one of the most beguiling.

The weather

A dry year with an arid summer. The weather during the growing season, from early April to late September, was the driest since 1949. This water deficit caused dehydration in the vines, concentrating the grape juice and producing the highest values ever measured, particularly in terms of sugar content. The very cool nights promoted the accumulation of anthocyanins, so the 2010 red wines are the deepest-coloured in recent years.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 8th to October 8th   

  • Blend

    Merlot: 27%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 47%
    Cabernet Franc: 26 %

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    From May 21st to 24th 2012