Château Haut-Brion Rouge
The colour is a beautiful, dark purple. The first nose is very aromatic, fine,
compact and fruity. On swirling, fruitiness is predominant, pure,
fresh and delicate. The first taste is short, rich and delicious. The sensations
of powerfulness and delicacy merge and rouse interest. Then the wine develops,
full and continuous. The structure is plump, fresh and fruity. It gives a
sensation of pleasure. The wine stretches out on the finish, leaving a lovely
feeling and a sense of thickness. Haut-Brion 2021 is definitely a great success.
The mildness of winter 2021 causes budburst to start early on 1st March. In spring, the month of April is marked by a severe incidence of frost in the Bordeaux region. The position of Haut-Brion’s vineyard once again shows its inestimable value, as the frost spared the large majority of the plots. Heavy rain during the months of May and June has little impact on the vines. In keeping with spring, the beginning of summer is wet and quite cool, so the vine develops slowly. 2021 is a winegrower’s vintage, one in which the vineyard requires a lot of attention. In early August, meteorological instability makes way for hot, dry weather, with cool nights that are propitious for the grapes’ development, in terms of their technological ripeness, as well as their aromatic characteristics. A month of fine weather enables us to reach harvesting time serenely, with grapes of superb quality. In the end, ripeness is attained, with tremendous freshness in the grapes and lower degrees of alcohol than in past years, reminding us of classic Bordeaux vintages of the 1990s.
A few figures
From 13th September to 8th October
Merlot : 50.3%
Cabernet Sauvignon : 38%
Cabernet Franc : 11.7%