Marks and reviews
La Clarté de Haut-Brion has a unique and legendary dual pedigree. This exceptional cuvée comes from the common terroir of two iconic names in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion, which have been part of the legend of Bordeaux's great wines since the 16th century and now rank among the finest wines in the world.
Located in the communes of Talence and Pessac, Château La Mission Haut-Brion oversees a vineyard planted on fine gravel soils resting on a subsoil of clay, sand, limestone and falun (a shell limestone). The vines of Château de La Mission Haut-Brion produce great Pessac-Léognan wines.
The winter began with heavy rainfall, ideal for replenishing water reserves, and from February onwards mild weather encouraged early budburst. The frost in April had a minimal impact on the vineyards, before a mild May. Flowering was uniform and of good quality. The vines withstood three waves of summer heat, supported by the expertise of the teams and the adaptation of viticultural practices. The rain on 13 August restored the vineyard. Despite their small size, the grapes were of excellent quality. The white grapes were harvested between 16 and 23 August.
Winemaking and ageing
Ageing in barrels (38.2% new).
Sauvignon Blanc (53.7%)
The wine has a light yellow colour, adorned with green highlights.
The nose is intense, with delightful slightly truffled notes.
The attack is perfumed and delicate, giving way to a harmonious and beautifully vivacious nose with sap notes.