Le Clarence (Formerly Bahans) de Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan – 2010

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Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Producer

Chateau Haut-Brion

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion

Producer

Chateau Haut-Brion

Appellation

Péssac-Léognan

Designation

AOP

Classification

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2013
Drink: 2013-2033


The second wine of Haut-Brion is now called Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, and the 2010 is among the finest I have tasted there. It is a broad, powerful and more muscular wine than its cross-street rival, La Chapelle de la Mission, but all the same, it is wonderfully fresh and precise, with notes of blueberry and boysenberry as well as hints of smoke and wet stones. Endowed with...

...gorgeous fruit, texture, purity and elegance, this relatively dense second wine demonstrates how draconian the selection process has become for the top estates in Bordeaux in recent years. The blend of this wine is 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Cabernet Franc with just a touch of Petit Verdot. I would expect it to last at least 20 years, which is remarkable.


Vinous
Tasted: 07/01/2013
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/05/2011
Drink: 2013-2026


Probably the greatest second wine made at this estate since the 1989 Bahans-Haut-Brion, this blend of 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot reveals elegant minerality along with lots of sweet black cherry and raspberry fruit intermixed with hints of damp earth and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and lush, it should drink beautifully for 10-15 years.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 05/04/2011
Drink: 2020-2032


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Area under vines: 48.35 hectares
Soils: mixture of clay, sand and clay
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Production: 10 000 to 12 000 cases a year
Ageing: in 80% new oak for 18–22 months
Grape varieties:
  • Merlot 45,4%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 43,9%
  • Cabernet Franc 9,7%
  • Petit Verdot 1%

Second wine: La Clarence de Haut-Brion (previsouly Bahans) 
  • Average Annual Production: 5000 to 7000 Cases
  • Ageing: in 20-25% new oak for 18–22 months

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    Chateau Haut Brion, 135 Avenue Jean Jaures, Pessac, Bordeaux, France
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    12x75cl IB £ 955 £ 1,070 £ 975
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