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2010 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan
There is 52% Merlot in the blend and it shows in an enticing, opulent aroma of plum and blackberry. A little more backward than the other wines in the Haut-Brion stable so far, but all the ingredients are there to make a brilliant wine. There is a great depth of ripe fruit, impressively fine tannins, lovely balance and excellent length. It is superbly fresh and has exceptional potential for the future.
(52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot)Château Haut-Brion


BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15/20 17.5/20 17/20 93/100 95 93 - 96/100
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Fine aromatic red fruits over velvety texture, harmonious ripeness and structure, a very fine Le Clarence de Haut-Brion wine for the 2010 vintage .
(Steven Spurrier – Decanter – Apr 2011)

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15/20 17.5/20 17/20 93/100 95 93 - 96/100
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan
52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2010 is very bright blueish purple. Lighter nose than Chapelle La Mission but very refined and aromatic. Drawing-room refinement, really quite spindly. All frame and not much flesh at the moment. Very, very dry on the finish. There is even a hint of green. Will need quite a time to broaden out.
(Jancis Robinson MW- jancis robinson.com 11 Apr 2011)

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15/20 17.5/20 17/20 93/100 95 93 - 96/100
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan
The second wine of Haut-Brion is now called Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, and the 2010 is among the finest I have tasted there. It is a broad, powerful and more muscular wine than its cross-street rival, La Chapelle de la Mission, but all the same, it is wonderfully fresh and precise, with notes of blueberry and boysenberry as well as hints of smoke and wet stones. Endowed with gorgeous fruit, texture, purity and elegance, this relatively dense second wine demonstrates how draconian the selection process has become for the top estates in Bordeaux in recent years. The blend of this wine is 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Cabernet Franc with just a touch of Petit Verdot. I would expect it to last at least 20 years, which is remarkable.

Kudos to the team at Haut-Brion and to the proprietors, the Dillon family, who are now represented admirably and meticulously by Prince Robert of Luxembourg. He has made some changes, and all of them seem to have resulted in dramatic improvements to what was already an astonishing group of wines.
(93 Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- Feb 2013)

Probably the greatest second wine made at this estate since the 1989 Bahans-Haut-Brion, this blend of 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot reveals elegant minerality along with lots of sweet black cherry and raspberry fruit intermixed with hints of damp earth and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and lush, it should drink beautifully for 10-15 years.
(90-93 Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- May 2011)

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15/20 17.5/20 17/20 93/100 95 93 - 96/100
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2010 is juicy and still compact, with a big core of plum sauce, pastis and graphite, followed by lots of kirsch and sweet spice on the finish. Still needs to unwind.
(James Molesworth – The Wine Spectator – Top Scoring Bordeaux 2010 – 31 Mar 2011)

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15/20 17.5/20 17/20 93/100 95 93 - 96/100
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Product: 7726
Maturity: Drink 2013-2033 (For laying down)
Vintage: 2010
Origin: France » Bordeaux » Pessac-Léognan Map of the region
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, 14.5% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15/20 17.5/20 17/20 93/100 95 93 - 96/100
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