Château Haut-Brion Rouge
Deep, dark red colour.
The nose is very deep, with powerful aromas
of black fruit and spice.
The wine starts out quite powerful on the palate,
but softens on the middle palate,
developing a lovely velvety texture.
The finely polished tannic structure is enhanced by considerable
concentration and full, luscious body.
The aftertaste is very long.
2013 was a veritable obstacle course for winegrowers. For a start, a rainy spring upset flowering, causing coulure and millerandage. Fungal diseases were nevertheless largely contained. Summer was warm and dry, although a heavy rainstorm in July with strong winds reduced the potential crop. The harvest took place later than usual, with alternating periods of sun and rain. Very rigorous sorting (both manual and with an optical sorting machine) meant that only fruit in good condition was retained. The weather conditions throughout the growing season led to a small crop, but modern winemakin
A few figures
From September 24th to October 11th
Cabernet Sauvignon: 45.5%
Cabernet Franc: 4.5 %
From the 6th to the 7th of May 2015