Le Clarence de Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan
Château Haut-Brion

Le Clarence de Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan, 2022


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vintage


En primeur

En Primeur
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2022

6x75cl

EP

£792.00



Le Clarence de Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan, 2022

2022

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Le Clarence de Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan, 2022

Darker and more brooding than the lively Chapelle, Clarence offers aromas of graphite, liquorice, rose petals, brambly fruit and dried herbs. Impactful, with considerable density, this displays just ripe plums and plenty of cassis on the broad palate, then focusses towards a finish of crushed rocks and bright red berries. Lots of finesse and charm here, this captures the DNA of the Haut Brion vineyard. Produced from 61.2% Merlot, 21.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Cabernet Franc and 1.5% Petit Verdot.

ABV:
13%
92/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Date Reviewed:
05/2023
91-93/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

The 2022 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is composed of 62.1% Merlot, 21.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Cabernet Franc, and 1.5% Petit Verdot aging in 20% new oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it needs a little coaxing to bring out scents of mulberries, plum preserves, and blackberry compote, plus hints of fallen leaves, Sichuan pepper, and dusty soil. The medium to full-bodied palate is bright and breezy, delivering crunchy black fruits and rounded tannins, finishing with impressive freshness.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023
91-93/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2022 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion has a slightly higher-toned bouquet than the La Chapelle with blueberry, blackberry, iris petal and strawberry pastille aromas. Playful. The palate is medium-bodied with a saline entry and fine-boned tannins. The 2022 is poised and focused with a sophisticated finish. Superb.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023

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France

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Bordeaux

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Château Haut-Brion

Château Haut-Brion

Haut Brion has arguably been the most consistent First Growth over the past thirty years. The property can be traced back to the 14th century although the current owners can track their lineage back to 1935, when the American financier, Clarence Dillon bought the rather beleaguered estate. Now, Clarence Dillon’s great grandson, Prince Robert of Luxembourg presides. The other name synonymous with Haut Brion is that of the Delmas family. Three generations have made Haut Brion their life’s work, George (1921-1960), Jean Bernard (1960-2003) and Jean-Philippe (2003-to present).

Situated upon two gravel croupes, this exceptional terroir in the suburbs of Bordeaux benefits from the heat of the surrounding buildings, which enables the vines to achieve perfect ripeness in even the most challenging vintages. Due to the extra warmth, harvest dates are usually amongst the earliest in Bordeaux. The vineyards are planted with 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc for the reds and Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for the whites. Aside from the Grand vins, the estate produces a second red wine, Clarence de Haut Brion, previously called Bahans de Haut Brion and a second white wine, Clarté de Haut Brion, previously named Plantiers de Haut Brion.

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