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

    Le Clarte de Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan,



    Le Clarte de Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan, 2020

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Le Clarte de Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan, 2020
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    If you are going to pick a 2nd wine in the 2021 vintage, I strongly recommend heading to the whites. Hard to go wrong here, with its grip and pummice-stone tension, savoury white pear and mouthwatering lime zest, citrus peel, excellent quality. Has a clear intensity to it, a slate-textured finish and fleshy but pared-back pear fruits. 45% new barrels, and lower alcohols than over the past few years (as with the whole Haut-Brion range). Harvest from September 3 to 13.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2024 - 2028
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    A blend of 55% Semillon and 45% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2021 La Clarte de Haut-Brion has a compelling nose of yellow apples, white peaches, and struck flint with a hint of lemon drops. Light to medium-bodied, the palate delivers great tension and purity, finishing on a lingering zesty note.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2024 - 2031
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2021 La Clarté de Haut-Brion has an attractive nose: pineapple less evident than it was from barrel, perhaps now just a tad more resinous in style. The palate is well-balanced with a keen line of acidity, not a complex white Bordeaux per se, but it reveals admirable tension on the finish.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2024 - 2032


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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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