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2018 Clarence de Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan

  • Clarence de Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan futures

Tasting Note

Bordeaux Futures. Wine currently held in Bordeaux. Estimated arrival in the US: fall 2021. Only available in 6 bottle original wooden cases.

Serena Sutcliffe, MW  
58.2% Merlot, 28.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.7% Cabernet Franc, 3.6% Petit Verdot.  Softly, densely aromatic on the nose.  A thick texture on the palate, very plum compote – it really lines the interior of the mouth, with real sweetness at the end. 

Nicholas Jackson, MW
A bit more structure and intensity than the Chapelle, with excellent acidity and clarity.  Quite powerful and will resolve into a very classic Clarence, dry and cedary.  In the context of the vintage, quite a dry wine.  But I love that deep cigar scent - this really is a little Haut Brion. 

Adam Bilbey 
A little more expanse and lift to the nose than the Chapelle. Glossy blackcurrant and black cherry fruit with a liquorice edge. An overriding freshness and this flows through to the svelte and cashmere like palate. Very well formed with a striking core of black fruit and weight that you rarely see in Clarence. Tannins are structured but well balanced with the fruit. A little more linear than the La Chapellle with a spice and mocha finish from the oak. Well done.  

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