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

Beautiful dense red color.
The nose is very mature and presents notes of red fruits dominated by blackberries and blackcurrants.
In the mouth, the approach is dense and tight.
The evolution is very impressive due to sheer volume and impressive soft tannins.
The fruit presence is very persistent with an ending that is long and aromatic.
This wine has a lot of flavor and taste.
It promises to have a very long and beautiful future.

The weather

A rainy and cool spring impeded vine growth and meant a late start for blossoms. In addition, a relatively cold and slightly moist August slowed the ripening of grapes. With the harvest period beginning about ten days after the date selected the previous year, 2008 was therefore a rather late vintage. In such a case, the behavior of the vine depends on the quality of the soil but also to a great extent on the winegrower’s expertise and the hours of labor expended by personnel in the vineyard, before the harvest. Those two conditions for success were present at our Estates, 2008 proved a very good year for the quality of our red wines.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From September 24th to October 16th   

  • Blend

    Merlot: 41%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 50%
    Cabernet Franc: 9%

  • New barrels

    74 %

  • Alcohol

    14 %  

  • Bottling date

    From June 16th to 22th 2010