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

Bright red with garnet-red and purple highlights.
The nose is very expressive and complex: a combination of red and
black fruit, violets, etc., plus a remarkable impression of freshness!
The wine starts out full-bodied and juicy on the palate,
then develops with incredible refinement, showing rich
tannin and plenty of volume, but no aggressiveness.
The wine is broad-based and thick, but not heavy.
Not a hair out of place, nothing to excess.
And what a flavour!!!
This Haut-Brion is
undoubtedly one of the château’s greatest successes.  

The weather

Despite a winter and a spring marked by complicated climatic conditions – abundant rain and temperatures below seasonal averages – flowering took place with an almost miraculous homogeneity.The great drought of the summer ended with a rainy season in mid-September that was very beneficial for the end of the maturity cycle.  In October, no rain came to disrupt our harvest. The freshness of the nights, combined with the warm days, allowed to develop wines rich in color but also fresh and fruity.Paradox or miracle of nature? We would rather think it is the combination of human effort and, in particular, once again, the exceptional terroir.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From the 19th of September to the 13th of October

  • Blend

    Merlot: 56%
    Cabernet Franc: 6.5%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 37.5%

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    From June 21th to 26th 2018