Château Haut-Brion Rouge
Elegance would be the word that best describes this wine.
Its color is a very deep red. The nose, at first reserved, opens up softly and slowly.
Notes of minerals are followed by red berries,
then an earthy whiff dominated by an aroma of fresh ground coffee beans.
Before you know it the wine charms you with all of its incredible complexity.
The mouth is silky. The treatment of this vintage’s special
tannins renders them astonishingly suave.
Their freshness carries them along eventually
towards an unending length on the palate.
One will without a doubt need great patience to await the future when one can
truly profit from the potential of this great vintage of Château Haut-Brion.
The 2006 vintage is the fruit of a very contrasted climate. During that year, the environmental conditions were changing in a very unusual manner, passing from one extreme to another, throughout the entire year. Fortunately, spring and summer were both in general hot and dry. One hundred seasonal workers laboring day after day for three full months allowed winemaker to wait patiently for the absolute peak of each variety of grape.
A few figures
From September 7th to 29th
Merlot: 57 %
Cabernet Sauvignon: 41%
Cabernet Franc: 2%
From June 25th to July 3rd 2008