Château Haut-Brion Rouge
A severe thinning out at the time of the ripening.
After extreme attentiveness regarding the sanitary conditions,
another particularly strict selection was made at the picking.
This permitted the gathering of a splendid and healthy harvest.
Haut-Brion’s 92 is characterized by the preponderance of fruit.
With its good tannic concentration it will be pleasant to drink in a few years.
After a dry winter that lasted through the month of May, June very damp. The flowering was long and varied. A large crop was in the offing in spite of coulure (the washing away of the pollen) and millerandage (the poor development of the grapes due to poor fertilization). July and August were very hot with rain prevailing in the latter. This caused worrisome sanitary conditions. Botrytis and mildew were brought about due to heat and damp. The vintage was saved simply because of meticulous and continuous work executed by the wine makers.
A few figures
From September 17th to October 8th
Merlot: 58 %
Cabernet Sauvignon: 37 %
Cabernet Franc: 5 %
From June 9th to 30th 1994