Château Haut-Brion Rouge
Beautiful deep red colour. Intense nose of very ripe black fruit with hints of cocoa beans.
With aeration, complex, smoky, liquorice aromas so typical of Haut-Brion leap out of the glass.
The first impression on the palate is very elegant.
The wine then quickly builds up power, but not at the expense of smoothness,
with rich tannin that blossoms into a beautiful
long aftertaste with a great deal of flavour.
One of the characteristics of 2011 was an extremely dry spring. Based on the measured rainfall in April, May and June this was the driest spring since 1949.Happily, summer brought some rain which allowed the vine to continue its growth. With a dry September, we were able to harvest in optimal conditions.
A few figures
From August 31th to September 27th
Cabernet Sauvignon: 46%
Cabernet Franc: 19 %
From June 12th to 14th 2013