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Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2020

Bordeaux - 2nd wine of Ch. Haut-BrionPessac-Leognan - Red
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2020
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An elegant and fruity fine wine from Graves

The estate

The oldest of the Bordeaux Classified Growths, Chateau Haut-Brion boasts a rich legacy built over five centuries of history. Founded in 1533 by Jean de Pontac in the Graves region, the wines of Chateau Haut-Brion have from very early on been coveted and appreciated by the greatest monarchs of Europe. In 1663, Samuel Pepys, a member of the English Parliament, participated - without knowing it - in the grand success of Chateau Haut-Brion, by writing in his diary, "And there, I drank a kind of French wine called Ho-Bryan, which had a very particular taste, one I've never experienced before... ". And the legend was born. The only First Classified Growth of 1855 not situated in the Medoc and also recognized as a Classified Growth in the Official Wine Classification of the Graves in 1959, Chateau Haut-Brion continues to contribute to the legendary story of Bordeaux fine wines through vintage after vintage of exceptional wines. The Second Wine of this Classified First Growth, Clarence de Haut-Brion follows in the footsteps of its older brother. Bringing together all the qualities of a great wine, Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is more accessible in its youth.

The vineyard

A true gem of the AOC Pessac-Leognan, located in the heart of the Pessac area of ​​the Bordeaux region, Chateau Haut-Brion boasts an exceptional terroir with soils composed of multicolored gravel, the source of sumptuous, elegant and precise wines that are incredibly consistent from one vintage to the next.

The vintage

2020 is the third earliest vintage in the history of Chateau Haut-Brion. Winter and spring were mild and humid, favoring an early budding of the vines, followed by an equally early flowering in the spring. The hot and dry summer climate slowed down the vines' growth and allowed the perfectly healthy grapes to ripen slowly at harvest time, giving rise to rich and very fresh wines.

The blend

The Clarence de Haut-Brion 2020 is made from a blend of Merlot (60.1%), Cabernet Sauvignon (31.7%), Cabernet Franc (6.7%) and Petit Verdot (1.5%).

The tasting

Color

The wine displays an intense purple color.

Nose

The superb nose elegantly combines fruity fragrances (blackcurrant, cherry, fresh red fruits) with oaky and spicy notes.

Palate

With a tight and delicious attack, the balanced palate seduces with its density, power, fruity aromas, length and coated tannins.

Parker : 91-93+ / 100
J. Suckling : 96-97 / 100
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Decanter
92

J. Robinson
17+

J. Suckling
96-97

Vinous - A. Galloni
91-93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Haut-Brion

On Special
No

Classification
2nd wine of Ch. Haut-Brion

Parker
91-93+

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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