Château Haut-Brion Rouge
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 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
From the 6th of September to the 2nd of October
Cabernet Franc: 11.9%
Cabernet Sauvignon: 38.7%
From June 26th to July 3rd 2020