Clarence Haut Brion

2007 Clarence Haut Brion Haut Brion

  • Classification:
    1st Growth / 2nd wine
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  • Appellation:
    Pessac Leognan
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  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 86-88 (May. 2008)

(51% merlot, 34% cabernet sauvignon and 15% cabernet franc; this is the new name for Haut-Brion's second wine, replacing Bahans Haut-Brion) Good red-ruby. Deeply pitched black fruits and a hint of tar on the nose, lifted by pepper, spices and herbs. Offers moderate ripeness and flesh, with the pepper and herbal qualities giving the mid-palate a faint greenness. I find this a bit austere but savory and juicy. Finishes with dusty, fairly light tannins. Jean-Philippe Delmas noted that "Clarence" is easier to pronounce than "Bahans" for most of the estate's clients outside France.