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

A severe thinning out at the time of the ripening.
After extreme attentiveness regarding the sanitary conditions,
another particularly strict selection was made at the picking.
This permitted the gathering of a splendid and healthy harvest.
Haut-Brion’s 92 is characterized by the preponderance of fruit.
With its good tannic concentration it will be pleasant to drink in a few years.

The weather

After a dry winter that lasted through the month of May, June very damp. The flowering was long and varied. A large crop was in the offing in spite of coulure (the washing away of the pollen) and millerandage (the poor development of the grapes due to poor fertilization). July and August were very hot with rain prevailing in the latter. This caused worrisome sanitary conditions. Botrytis and mildew were brought about due to heat and damp. The vintage was saved simply because of meticulous and continuous work executed by the wine makers.


A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From September 17th to October 8th    

  • Blend

    Merlot: 58 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 37 %
    Cabernet Franc: 5 %

  • Alcohol

    12.5 %

  • Bottling date

    From June 9th to 30th 1994