Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2010

Current Market Price: £1,080.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Haut Brion, Le Clarence de Haut Brion, 2010

Tasting Notes Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2010

94

Quite jammy on the nose with lots of fruit. Plums, berries and jam. Full body, with a fluid center palate and chewy tannins. Round and rich. Seems more upfront and friendly than the second wine of La Mission. 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. Better in 2018.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 18th 2013
93

The second wine of Haut-Brion is now called Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, and the 2010 is among the finest I have tasted there. It is a broad, powerful and more muscular wine than its cross-street rival, La Chapelle de la Mission, but all the same, it is wonderfully fresh and precise, with notes of blueberry and boysenberry as well as hints of smoke and wet stones. Endowed with gorgeous fruit, texture, purity and elegance, this relatively dense second wine demonstrates how draconian the selection process has become for the top estates in Bordeaux in recent years. The blend of this wine is 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Cabernet Franc with just a touch of Petit Verdot. I would expect it to last at least 20 years, which is remarkable. Kudos to the team at Haut-Brion and to the proprietors, the Dillon family, who are now represented admirably and meticulously by Prince Robert of Luxembourg. He has made some changes, and all of them seem to have resulted in dramatic improvements to what was already an astonishing group of wines.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #205
90

Tasted at Chateau Haut-Brion. I must say that comparing this against the La Chapelle, I find the latter more expressive at the moment, the Le Clarence perhaps riper and a tad more generous, yet without quite the same degree of clarity. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe, cedar and tobacco infused entry. There is more weight and fruit intensity than the La Chapelle and builds nicely towards an iodine, dark plum and slightly saline finish. I was perhaps expecting a little more after its showing in barrel. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2013

Le Clarence de Haut Brion Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2018 Chateau Haut Brion POA 12x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2018 Chateau Haut Brion £630.00 6x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2017 Chateau Haut Brion £1,051.00 12x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2017 Chateau Haut Brion £590.00 6x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2016 Chateau Haut Brion £1,078.00 12x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2015 Chateau Haut Brion £1,100.00 12x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2015 Chateau Haut Brion £560.00 6x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2014 Chateau Haut Brion £1,000.00 12x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2014 Chateau Haut Brion £510.00 6x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2014 Chateau Haut Brion £260.00 3x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2013 Chateau Haut Brion £1,120.00 12x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2013 Chateau Haut Brion £575.00 6x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2012 Chateau Haut Brion £1,025.00 12x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2012 Chateau Haut Brion £1,030.00 6x150cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2012 Chateau Haut Brion £515.00 6x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2012 Chateau Haut Brion £300.00 3x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2011 Chateau Haut Brion £1,080.00 12x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2011 Chateau Haut Brion £530.00 6x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2010 Chateau Haut Brion £1,080.00 12x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2009 Chateau Haut Brion £1,110.00 12x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2008 Chateau Haut Brion £1,100.00 12x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2008 Chateau Haut Brion £540.00 6x75cl
Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2007 Chateau Haut Brion £900.00 12x75cl