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

Le Clarte de Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan, 2021


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2021
6x75cl
DP
£645.62

2021
6x75cl
DP
£645.62

2021
6x75cl
DP
£645.62

2021
6x75cl
DP
£645.62


Le Clarte de Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan, 2021

2020
2021
2022

Tasting Notes


ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

Made from declassified fruit from La Mission and Haut Brion. Open and generous but a little more serious and streamlined than usual. Satisfying, fresh and fruit-forward offering crystallised lemon rind fruit, developing into ruby grapefruit and a lemon sherbet tang. A blend of 56% Semillon 44% Sauvignon.

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Date:
02/2024

Notes
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.

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country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


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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