Clarence de Haut Brion (Pessac Leognan) 2015

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  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Clarence de Haut Brion
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: C7813
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Le Clarence de Haut Brion is the second wine of Château Haut-Brion, the First Growth Premier Grand Cru Classé hailing from Pessac. The estate is unique from the other four 1st Growth wine producers in that it its geographic location is in Graves, south of the Medoc region where the others reside. From the producer: “A long heat wave and dry period allowed for excellent flowering conditions until August’s miraculous rains, rain which enabled the vines to maintain their water reserves for the final weeks of growth. Harvest began in September under a clear blue sky. Thanks to this ideal weather, we were able to wait for optimum ripeness for each grape variety, all conditions which joined 2015 with some of Bordeaux’ greatest vintages. 57% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc

95 pts James Suckling

Aromas of forest floor, mushrooms, lavender and violets. Full-bodied, tight and structured with fantastic tannins and focus. Long and layered. Impressively toned. Give it three or four years to come together. Begin drinking in 2023.

94 pts Wine Spectator

Offers a warm, plush, inviting feel, with tar, melted licorice and cocoa notes rolling out first, followed by a swath of warm plum and blackberry reduction flavors. Shows an alluring thread through the finish. Needs a little time to unwind, but there's lots to like here. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2035. 7,150 cases made.

93+ pts Wine Advocate

This is a seriously impressive vintage for this second label of Chateau Haut-Brion. Blended of 57% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion displays a medium to deep garnet-purple color and expressive notes of crushed black cherries, blackberries, warm plums, dusty soil and spice cake with touches of dried roses and cigar boxes. Medium to full-bodied with wonderful concentration and depth, it features firm, beautifully rounded tannins and lively acid, finishing long and earthy.