Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2009
Web Price: $268.00
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, the second-label wine of Château Haut-Brion, Premier Grand Cru Classé, First Growth in the 1855 Classification, is made from grapes grown on the very same vines as the estate's flagship wine.
92 Points Robert Parker - The second wine, the 2009 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, is almost as large a cuvee as the grand vin. This 7,000-case cuvee is a blend of 46% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest small quantities of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Once again the burning ember/scorched earth characteristic that often comes from Haut-Brion is found in the second wine, along with more kirsch and cassis, fewer nuances and less complexity than its bigger sibling. The wine is full-bodied with the minerality offered by this terroir as well as plenty of sweet tannins. This is the finest second wine Haut-Brion has produced since the astonishing 1989 Bahans-Haut-Brion. Enjoy it over the next two decades.
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