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    3 334
  • Producer ranking ?

    67
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

The Story

La Clarté de Haut-Brion is a rare and exceptional white wine, as much due the very small scale of its production as to its composition.

It is effectively the offspring of Domaine Clarence Dillon's two prestigious white wines: Château Haut-Brion Blanc and Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc. This second-label white wine was given its new name beginning with the 2009 vintage.
Prior to this vintage, the second-label wine combining selected plots from both Château Haut-Brion Blanc and Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc was known as Les Plantiers du Haut-Brion.

This wine is the result of the blend of two second wines from our two estates. Even when still very young it will give wine lovers the opportunity to get to know the expression of the Semillon (which makes up most of the blend) in a dry white wine. Fruity and floral aromas impart great freshness and unique complexity to this wine, which is a fine introduction to its elders.

 

Fermentation in oak casks

Length of initial maturing period in oak casks: 9-12 months in 40-50% new wood
Average production: 1,000 to 1,200 cases

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Pale colour. Intense grapefruit, lemon curd, tonic water aromas. Well concentrated grapefruit, lemon curd fruit, touch of saline cnd long mineral acidity. Oak tightens up at finish. Good. Tasted at Ch Haut Brion. 93 points               

 

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Bright yellow with green hue. Excellent nose with minty freshness, hints of buxus, citrus fruit, grapefruit and lemon zest, hints of Tropcial fruit in the background. On the palate excellent structure and very good length, fine acidity, sweet citrus fruit, hints of tangerine and lemon zest in the aftertaste. 91

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Origin

Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Other wines from this producer

Château Haut-Brion

Château Haut-Brion Blanc

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion

Plantiers de Haut-Brion

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  La Clarté de Haut-Brion 2016  ( Château Haut-Brion )

Pale colour. Intense grapefruit, lemon curd, tonic water aromas. Well concentrated grapefruit, lemon curd fruit, touch of saline cnd long mineral acidity. Oak tightens up at finish. Good. Tasted at Ch Haut Brion. 93 points               

 

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  La Clarté de Haut-Brion 2016  ( Château Haut-Brion )

Bright yellow with green hue. Excellent nose with minty freshness, hints of buxus, citrus fruit, grapefruit and lemon zest, hints of Tropcial fruit in the background. On the palate excellent structure and very good length, fine acidity, sweet citrus fruit, hints of tangerine and lemon zest in the aftertaste. 91

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