2019 Clarence de Haut-Brion (Pessac-Leognan)

Pessac, Graves, Bordeaux FRANCE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
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Wine Score
93 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, June 2020
92-94 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com, June 2020
91-93 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020
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2019 Clarence de Haut-Brion (Pessac-Leognan)

Media Reviews

Jane Anson

This is a pretty serious and structured Clarence, with firm tannins that give walls and form to the wine overall. Has depth and character to the black fruits, and is one where the Merlot character is almost masquerading as Cabernet Sauvignon. Great quality, with ageing potential and one that gives a real step towards the first wine. 93 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The 2019 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is a blend of 72.8% Merlot, 16.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10.9% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 10th of September to the 3rd of October. The estimated label alcohol degree is 15%. With a deep garnet-purple color, it springs from the glass with vivacious notes of crushed black and red plums, redcurrant jelly and wild blueberries plus suggestions of forest floor, lilacs, black olives and menthol. The medium to full-bodied palate practically quivers with energy, framed by firm, fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing on a lingering aniseed note. Simply delicious! 92-94 points

Neal Martin

The 2019 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion offers more red fruit on the nose than the La Chapelle de La Mission, perhaps more vibrant and expressive at this early stage. Touches of orange sorbet come through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy and forward. A hint of dark chocolate appears towards the generous finish that develops more structure after three or four hours in the glass. 91-93 points

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