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

Dark, intense red colour.
The initial impression on the nose is deep, spicy and incredibly complex,
underscored by ripe black fruit aromas.
Starts out soft and well-structured on the palate,
becoming full-bodied with impressive volume and smooth tannin.
The finish is incredibly long, enhanced by rich flavours that are neither heavy nor harsh.
Unquestionably a very fine Haut-Brion!

The weather

The spring of 2018 was marked by frequent stormy weather. The growing season started very well, although was later slowed down as a result of a violent hailstorm on the 26th of May. The vines nevertheless recovered fairly quickly. The month of June was relatively warm, conducive to even flowering. A hot summer followed, with little rainfall. Véraison (colour change) took place under ideal conditions. A high-pressure system set in during the month of September. The grapes were picked under clear blue skies at peak ripeness and in excellent condition.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From the 6th of September to the 2nd of October

  • Blend

    Merlot: 49.4%
    Cabernet Franc: 11.9%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 38.7%

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    From June 26th to July 3rd 2020