Château Haut-Brion Rouge

Elegant and complex, Château Haut-Brion red presents mineral aromas and a unique complexity. Its strength lays in the finish, which is surprisingly long. This aromatic persistence is due to its very noble origins.

Tasting notes

This wine is characterized by the harmony between the very soft
and very fine structure and the complex aroma given
by the soil of the
Graves. The wine has great charm.
It will be possible to drink it in the next few years
but it really should be kept. It will age remarkably.

The weather

As in 1993, this vintage is characterized by its early ripening due to the very mild winter. A quite cold and humid Spring slowed down the vegetation a little. Summer was hot with several thunderstorms. The evenness of the flowering was also evident during the ripening. Some Rainfall in September accelerated the picking of a generally sound and well-ripened harvest.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From September 12th to 24th 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 52 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 44 %
    Cabernet Franc: 4 %.

  • Alcohol

    12.5 %  

  • Bottling date

    From June 24th to July 10th 1996