2015 Château Haut Brion Le Clarence de Haut-Brion

179.95 148.72
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Winery Château Haut Brion
Year 2015
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2021 - 2039
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Of all the premier cru's in Bordeaux, Haut-Brion is the greatest charmer, always elegant and refined and always in top condition, young or old. Haute Brion is the oldest and historically the most colorful winery in the Gironde - here in the 17th century the first Bordeaux was made from one vineyard, first served in London's coffee houses and praised by many distinguished writers. In 1935, the winery was purchased by Clarence Dillon, an American banker. He invested large amounts in the renovation of the chai and the vineyard. In 1960, Haut-Brion became the first premier cru in which the wooden barrels were replaced by stainless steel tanks. In 1983 the Dillon family bought the adjacent Château la Mission Haut-Brion. Haut-Brion is almost always the fastest maturing and most accessible of the premier cru's, but that casual, young charm is deceptive, because the wine matures beautifully.

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, 2nd vin du Château Haut-Brion is the second wine from Ch. Haut Brion, formerly called 'Bahans Haut Brion'. The name 'Clarence' is a homage to the American Banker Clarence Dillon who bought the domain in 1935. Today it is his descendant Prince Robert de Luxembourg who is the director and owner. The second wine is of a very high standard and can compete with the first wines from many other Pessac Léognans.

The Le Clarence is a serious and impressive vintage from this second label from Chateau Haut-Brion. It is a blend of 57% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Le Clarence de Haut-Brion has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and expressive notes of black cherries, blackberries, plums with a hint of dried roses and cedar wood. Medium to full body with great concentration and depth, with firm, nicely rounded tannins and lively acid that end long and earthy.

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Winery Château Haut Brion
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 2015
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2039
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
James Suckling rating 95
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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