Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion

WHY BUY IT ?

  • A wine from Domaine Clarence Dillon
  • In 25 years, the Dillon family has managed to make this wine, an exception that can be considered one of the very Great Classified Growths of 1855
  • Liv-ex, which established in 2009 its own ranking of 1855, elevated La Mission Haut-Brion to the rank of 6th Grand Cru
  • Renovations and recent constructions within the vineyard and the castle which allowed to sublimate this wine
  • Like all second wines, La Chapelle is a little brother of the great wine of Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • A wine that as usual, has been well noted by the press this year

The property owes its name, its origin and its old reputation to a historic congregation called “Congregation of the Mission” or “Lazarists”, founded in the seventeenth century by Saint Vincent de Paul. Since 1983, La Mission Haut Brion is one of the jewels of Domaine Clarence Dillon which has completely renovated the Castle and built high-tech technical facilities. Before entering the cellar, true “cathedral of the wine”, the visitors are henceforth welcomed in a cloister, close to the small chapel Notre-Dame of Aubrion, built at the end of the XVIIth century. Many critics today consider the Château de la Mission Haut Brion wine to be one of the very best in Bordeaux. La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion is the second wine of the property.

The Château La Mission Haut-Brion vineyard straddles the towns of Talence and Taynac. The aging time in oak barrels is 18 to 22 months in 20 to 25% of new wood. It comes from the same vineyards as the Mission Haut Brion, it is raised in the same way and with as much care. It is actually a reduced model of the latter. We try to give it the same harmony, the same aromas. Starting in the 2006 vintage, La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion blending has benefited from the grapes produced on the old parcels of Château La Tour Haut-Brion.

At the tasting, La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is a pleasure wine, which will charm all the senses, from an early age.

Their Team

  • Owner: Domaine Clarence Dillon SA
  • Chief Executive Officer: Duchesse de MOUCHY
  • Chief Executive Officer: Prince Robert from LUXEMBOURG
  • Director of Operations: Jean-Philippe DELMAS
  • Head of Culture: Pascal BARATIE
  • Oenologist and Cellar Master: Jean-Philippe MASCLEF

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