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The Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2014 is a blend of 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc. (There was a lot of Merlot due to a lot of deselection from the Grand Vin.) It has an immediately engaging bouquet, perhaps better definition than the Chapelle de la Mission, a little more mineralité coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied, cohesive, tighter and more linear than the La Chapelle with longer persistence on the finish. Excellent.” -Wine Advocate (89-91 Points)

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The Story

The second wine of the famous Château Haut-Brion, it shares some of the same hallmark characteristics. Ripe red berry fruit with hints of cocoa and a good body with great finesse.

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Vintage 2014

2014 was marked by an extraordinary Indian summer that saved the vintage. Fine spring weather was conducive to a good start to the growing season. However, challenging summer conditions seriously slowed down ripening. Fortunately, the month of September was absolutely beautiful, with dry, extremely sunny weather accompanied by highs of close to 30°C. This superb weather, with cool night-time temperatures, enabled the grapes to ripen beautifully, and they were able to be brought into the vat house having reached a perfect level of ripeness.

2014 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion

The bouquet features subtle floral and fruity hints with overtones of forest undergrowth. The wine starts out very silky, going on to show considerable roundness on the middle palate. The rich, dense tannin beautifully complements the wine's body and intense fruitiness.
80% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 red Château Haut-Brion

The truly beautiful bouquet has notes of black fruit such as blackberry and blackcurrant along with empyreumatic overtones. The wine shows smooth, well-structured tannin on the palate, combining power and elegance from the beginning to the end.
50% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon.

2014 La Clarté de Haut-Brion

The nose has appealing nuances of citrus, white fruit, and a discreet touch of oak. The wine starts out quite rich, going on to show freshness and crunchy fruit on the middle palate. The aftertaste confirms its exuberant fruitiness.
66% Sauvignon, 34% Sémillon.

2014 white Château Haut-Brion

The bouquet shows considerable finesse and elegance. The wine is very round on the palate, with impressive depth. The volume and concentration are beautifully complemented by fine acidity, and the aftertaste is fresh and hugely complex.
32% Sauvignon, 68% Sémillon.

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Deep purple red colour with violet hue and almost black centre. Excellent fruit with hints of mulberries, elderberries and slightly toasted oak, chocolate in the background. On the palate juicy fruit, well balanced tannins, medium weight and good length. Well structured wine on the elegant side.
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Origin

Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2014  ( Château Haut-Brion )

"Deep purple red colour with violet hue and almost black centre. Excellent fruit with hints of mulberries, elderberries and slightly toasted oak, chocolate in the background. On the palate juicy fruit, well balanced tannins, medium weight and good length. Well structured wine on the elegant side. "

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