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

Very classic deep, dense color. Although slightly closed, the nose discovers
a handsome complexity and immense richness.
The whole evolves with an evident softness where a mixture of the suaveness and inky
depth of a seasoned Porto comes to mind.
The slightly caramelized ripe fruit melds its hint of wood
with the more obvious notes of roasted coffee and cacao.
The tannin is superb and still dense.
Altogether one finds volume with a rich promise of intensity to come.
A very good year that one should patiently wait for.

The weather

Very rainy month of April. This characteristic proved remarkably useful as the month of May was dry, June normal, July normal largely due to two days of storms with very heavy rain. August was one of the driest on record and in September the downpours only began after September 25th.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From September 15th to 30th 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 59 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 29%
    Cabernet Franc: 12 %

  • New barrels

    77 %

  • Alcohol

    13 %  

  • Bottling date

    From August 17th to 25th 2000