Chateau Haut Brion   Le Clarence de Haut Brion

2019 Le Clarence de Haut Brion

By Chateau Haut Brion

2019 Le Clarence de Haut Brion from Chateau Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

The 2019 vintage in Bordeaux has ushered in a selection of reds that speak of their terroir with refined clarity and composure. Among these, the 2019 Le Clarence de Haut Brion from Chateau Haut Brion is a paragon of the year's offerings, exhibiting the poised elegance synonymous with Pessac-Leognan.

 

An Oenophile's Perspective: Fine Wine Investment Nuances

Not only does Chateau Haut Brion hold a prestigious seat at the table of Bordeaux excellence, it also boasts an accolade of being one of the longest-established estates in the region. This provides a profound historical backdrop against which the brilliance of its second wine, Le Clarence de Haut Brion, is showcased. Particularly in 2019, this vintage mirrors the favourable climatic conditions bestowed upon Bordeaux, reflected in its structured composition and potential longevity—traits eyed keenly by fine wine investors.

 

The Distinction of 2019 Reflected in Every Sip

At its heart, 2019 Le Clarence de Haut Brion manifests the charm of its vintage with finesse. A season marked by a harmonious alchemy of warm sunny days and cool nights has conferred this wine with graceful tension and depth. Its palate whispers tales of ripe dark fruits entwined with subtle hints of earthy undertones, a hint to the gravelled soils of its birthplace. Tannins are there in affirmation rather than opulence, lending support to the wine's delicate scaffold; a testament to masterful vinification.

The ageing potential here is unmistakable—fiery youth gradually maturing into elegant sagacity over time. This temperament renders the wine not just enjoyable in its present state but signifies a long bright future ahead; an aspect that resonates with those who see wine not merely as a libation but as an investment.

 

Concluding Appraisal

In summation, the 2019 Le Clarence de Haut Brion encapsulates an admirable expression of both time and terrain. It stands as an assertive yet measured proposition for collectors seeking to diversify their portfolio with a smart Pessac-Leognan inclusion. Indulge in the sensory journey this fine wine imparts now or watch its narrative unfurl across years in your cellar—a tale well worth chronicling.

Current market price

$1,500.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

69.23

Scores and tasting notes

92-94

The 2019 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is a blend of 72.8% Merlot, 16.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10.9% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 10th of September to the 3rd of October. The estimated label alcohol degree is 15%. With a deep garnet-purple color, it springs from the glass with vivacious notes of crushed black and red plums, redcurrant jelly and wild blueberries plus suggestions of forest floor, lilacs, black olives and menthol. The medium to full-bodied palate practically quivers with energy, framed by firm, fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing on a lingering aniseed note. Simply delicious!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 11 June 2020

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