Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2011 - Pessac-Léognan

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Château Haut-Brion is a myth - one of the five 1st "Cru Classés", the five most prestigious wines in Bordeaux. Second wine Clarence 2011 is a highly complex bottle, the one your guests will still be tallking about long after the last drop. It displays crazy fragrances of black cherry, plum, cedar and chocolate. On the palate, its silky texture and the extra-long finish will take your senses to the next level. From of a majority of Merlot, its soft tannins make it already drinkable today. An incredible wine which will get even better if you patiently wait for it. The first wine of Château Haut Brion, retailing around £400, is accessible to a happy few. £98 for the second wine is still a heavy price tagof course, but it buys a piece of the myth! 

Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
Domain: Château Haut Brion
Vintage: 2011
Appelation: Pessac-Léognan
Region: Bordeaux
Type: Dry
Grapes: 71.5% Merlot, 22.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, 1.2% Petit Verdot
Drink from now to 2026
Open 2 to 4 hours before and decant it
Drink at 16-18°C
Food pairing: Venison and other game meat.
 Technical stuff
Soil: Gravel
Age of vines: 37 years old
Harvest: Manual
Ageing: 18 to 22 months in French oak barrels (20% new)
Vineyard size: 51 ha
Alcohol: 13.5%
What experts say  

90 "An impressive second wine, delicious red and black currant, spice box and earth notes intertwined with an underlying floral-like character jump from the glass of the 2011 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion. Complex with silky tannins, medium to full body and a long finish, this sleeper of the vintage can be drunk early on or cellared for 10-15 years. "


16.5 "71.5% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, 22.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.2% Petit Verdot. Deep glowing crimson again. Less aromatic than La Chapelle and darker fruited. Very soft tannins but thicker in texture than La Chapelle, more chocolate textured. Gentler all round though the acidity is still very fresh. Gentle softness on the finish without falling away. Denser in the middle and richer all round, though that may be the lower acidity."


90 "Features a tarry frame that holds the core of steeped plum, black currant and blackberry fruit together. The juicy, relatively accessible finish lets briar and tobacco notes fill in, but keeps a polished, refined feel overall."



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Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2011 - Pessac-Léognan

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2011 - Pessac-Léognan

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