Château Haut-Brion

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.411 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a youngster from Pessac Léognan in Bordeaux.

A beautiful color of dark ruby with a wide reddish/ brick rim.

Pronounced nose of blueberries, black currants, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, leather, earth, forest floor, dark chocolates, light bell pepper, barnyard, bitter vegetables, river rocks and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, blueberries, wood, light vanilla, earth, pencil lead, wet leaves, forest floor, smoke, green vegetables, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with medium minus tannins and tangy raspberries.

This left bank Bordeaux is already drinking very nicely now, although still young. Showing nice balance and elegance with nice texture. The nose is really special, and I kept on smelling on it for a long time.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Still very earthy with lots of vegetable notes. The tangy ending makes it interesting.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

Good now and will be better in the next 15 years.

A good price/ value for a not so good vintage, as it is less than half the price of the 2010 vintage.

Wine Advocate 90 points.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$120.

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a youngster from Pessac Léognan in Bordeaux.

A beautiful color of dark ruby with a wide reddish/ brick rim.

Pronounced nose of blueberries, black currants, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, leather, earth, forest floor, dark chocolates, light bell pepper, barnyard, bitter vegetables, river rocks and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, blueberries, wood, light vanilla, earth, pencil lead, wet leaves, forest floor, smoke, green vegetables, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with medium minus tannins and tangy raspberries.

This left bank Bordeaux is already drinking very nicely now, although still young. Showing nice balance and elegance with nice texture. The nose is really special, and I kept on smelling on it for a long time.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Still very earthy with lots of vegetable notes. The tangy ending makes it interesting.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

Good now and will be better in the next 15 years.

A good price/ value for a not so good vintage, as it is less than half the price of the 2010 vintage.

Wine Advocate 90 points.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$120.

Dec 28th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Soft and supple. Drinking great young.

Soft and supple. Drinking great young.

Apr 19th, 2016
Brendan Rea

Very left bank style, berry and iron flavor, tannins that would have made this last another 15+ years.

Very left bank style, berry and iron flavor, tannins that would have made this last another 15+ years.

Sep 10th, 2017
Kristin Weddendorf

Nommy nommy

Nommy nommy

Apr 26th, 2016
Cory Fosdyck

Very enjoyable already

Very enjoyable already

Jul 12th, 2015
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.4

Chris had this 3 years ago

Chris had this 3 years ago

Feb 22nd, 2016
Ross Forbes

Ross had this 3 years ago

Ross had this 3 years ago

Nov 28th, 2015
Kenji Harashima

Kenji had this 4 months ago

Kenji had this 4 months ago

Dec 23rd, 2018
Daniel Barragan

Daniel had this 2 years ago

Daniel had this 2 years ago

Feb 6th, 2017
Andrew Thomas

Andrew had this 2 years ago

Andrew had this 2 years ago

Nov 21st, 2016