Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2018

$139.95
Only 24 left
SKU
0282-2018

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• Domaine: Château Haut-Brion
• Appellation: Pessac-Léognan
• Classification: Second Wine, 1er Cru, Grand Cru Classé
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

Laguna Cellar featuring Le Clarence de Haut-Brion
Laguna Cellar featuring Le Clarence de Haut-Brion

• Domaine: Château Haut-Brion
• Appellation: Pessac-Léognan
• Classification: Second Wine, 1er Cru, Grand Cru Classé en 1855

Tasting Notes

"The 2018 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is a blend of 58.2% Merlot, 28.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.7% Cabernet Franc and 3.6% Petit-Verdot, harvested September 6 to October 2. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with a very serious nose of earthy layers—tilled soil, truffles, underbrush and crushed rocks—giving way to notions of Black Forest cake, kirsch and redcurrant jelly with wafts of cassis and pencil shavings. Full-bodied, the palate is sparked with fantastic energy, featuring layers of red and black fruits with a smooth, rounded texture and lively minty kick to the finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/23/2019, Bordeaux Issue),Ratings: 92-94

"The 2018 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion does not quite possess the delineation of the La Chapelle de la Mission this year, yet still offers attractive blackberry, bilberry and incense aromas that gradually find their voice. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins. There is more depth and grip here than La Chapelle, clearly more weight towards the assertive and structured finish. This has very good potential." - Neal Martin, vinous.com, (November, 2019), Ratings: 90-92, Drink: 2022-2036

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