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Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2012

Haut-Brion

Case Format: 12x75cl

Max score: 17.0

Le Clarence De Haut Brion is the Château Haut Brion’ second wine. Château Haut-Brion is the only property from outside the Médoc to be included in the Premier Grand Cru Classé (Classified First Growth) of the 1855 Classification and its viticultural history can be traced back centuries. Its Pessac-Léognan vineyard is planted to include Cabernet Sauvignon (c.40%), Merlot (c.18%), and Cabernet Franc (c.18%). Referred to as the Château Bahans Haut-Brion since the early twentieth century, in 2007 it was renamed Le Clarence de Haut-Brion as a tribute to Clarence Dillon, who acquired the estate in 1935. To taste, the Clarence de Haut-Brion adopts all of the unique qualities of the Grand Vin, to include potent minerality and notes of spices and aromatics. However, the Clarence de Haut-Brion benefits from being able to be drunk earlier than its counterpart.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

84-86
Neal Martin

A blend of 41% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot and 14% Cabernet Franc, the Le Clarence is missing some intensity on the nose, especially compared to the La Chapelle tasted alongside. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity. The mid-palate is disjointed at the moment, that tannins a little abrasive, whilst the finish is showing some attenuation. La Chapelle has the upper hand at the moment. Tasted April 2013.

92
James Suckling

Extremely aromatic and lively with pure currant and berry character. Full-bodied, very fine and intense. Attractive fruit and tannin tension to this. Better in 2017.

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