Château Haut-Brion Rouge
The characteristic of this wine is its harmony between
the very soft and very fine structure and
the complex aroma given by the earth of the “Graves”.
There is a lot of charm in this bottle which could
be consumed either in the next few years or be kept
in the cellar as the wine will age remarkably.
1995 was a precocious year. The winter was mild and the spring hot and dry. The bud burst and the flowering were precocious and homogeneous. June, July and August were characterized by hot temperatures and no rain. Some of the vines with superficial roots as for young vines suffered from dryness. The harvest was perfectly ripe and sounds although September was cooler than usual and rainy in the middle of the month.
A few figures
From September 11th to 26th
Merlot: 48 %
Cabernet Sauvignon: 43 %
Cabernet Franc: 9 %.
From June 23th to July 10th 1997