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

Beautiful deep red colour. Intense nose of very ripe black fruit with hints of cocoa beans.
With aeration, complex, smoky, liquorice aromas so typical of Haut-Brion leap out of the glass.
The first impression on the palate is very elegant.
The wine then quickly builds up power, but not at the expense of smoothness,
with rich tannin that blossoms into a beautiful
long aftertaste with a great deal of flavour. 

The weather

One of the characteristics of 2011 was an extremely dry spring. Based on the measured rainfall in April, May and June this was the driest spring since 1949.Happily, summer brought some rain which allowed the vine to continue its growth. With a dry September, we were able to harvest in optimal conditions. 

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From August 31th to September 27th 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 35%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 46%
    Cabernet Franc: 19 %

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol

    13.5 %

  • Bottling date

    From June 12th to 14th 2013