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Le Clarence de Haut-Brion

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2020 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 95

Forest leaf, cigar box, herbs, flowers, cherry pipe tobacco, forest scents and spice nuances start off the perfume. On the palate the wine is juicy, silky, fresh and vibrant with layers of fresh, sweet, vibrant, polished red fruits that linger. Elegance is the keyword here. This is probably the finest vintage of Le Clarence de Haut Brion ever produced. It is a great example of a baby Haut Brion. Enjoy this for the next 10-15 years while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. 94-96 Pts

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2019 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 93

Refined, silky, elegant and with a distinctive, smoked, floral character, with hot bricks and sweet cherries to round out the nose, the wine is medium-bodied, elegant, soft and fresh. This is a nice snapshot providing you a look at the character of Haut Brion in this vintage. The wine is a blend of 73% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 11% Cabernet Franc, reaching 15% alcohol. 92-94 Pts

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2018 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 93

2018 is the gateway to Haut Brion as it clearly resembles the Grand Vin with all its complexities of tobacco leaf, spicy, red fruits and silky textures. Medium/full-bodied, elegant and forward, just a few years is all that's needed to make the most of all the sweet, ripe, earthy fruits and its soft, refined finish. The wine blends 51.3% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.1% Cabernet Franc and 2.6% Petit Verdot. 93 Points

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It is not often that a second wine truly resembles its big brother or sister, but here it does. Delivering all the tobacco leaf, cigar box, red berries and smoke you\'re looking for in a Pessac Leognan, this is a seriously good wine. The wine was blended from 51.3% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.1% Cabernet Franc and 2.6% Petit Verdot. 92-94 Pts

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2017 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 93

Silky and polished, elegant and energetic, this delight easily delivers its smoky, medium-bodied, cassis essence and spicy character and should be enjoyable with just a few years of bottle age. 93 Points

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2016 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 93

Refined, poised, silky and fresh, the wine is already showing its smoky, earthy, stony fruits. Medium bodied and with a nice salty hit ot the tannins, give this 4-5 years in your cellar and enjoy it for the next 15 years after that.. 93 Points

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Elegant, finesse styled wine with layers of sweet, ripe, juicy, cassis, blackberry, espresso, spice, earth and tobacco. Fresh, clean, complex and long it's hard to believe this is the second wine! The wine was produced from blending 51.3% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.1% Cabernet Franc and 2.6% Petit Verdot. The wine reached 13.6% alcohol. 94 Points

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2015 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 93

Elegant, polished, silky textured fruits, with length purity and complexity, coupled with the ability to age for a decade or more. The wine is on the ripe, red fruit side of the style range, with refinement and purity. 93 Points

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Smoky blackberries, plums and dark cherries offer up a silky, lush, rich, ripe and supple textured pleasure. It's hard to believe a wine this good is only their second wine. Produced from 57% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc, this wine hit 14.6% alcohol with a pH of 3.73. 91 - 93 Pts

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2014 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Eau de forest, black raspberry and a note of thyme on the nose, this wine is medium-bodied wine is sweet, supple, fresh and serves up a pure cherry finish. The wine was produced from 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Medium bodied, finesse styled Pessac Leognan with cassis, earth and tobacco in the forefront. Give this another year or two for just a bit more development and softness. 89 Points

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Medium bodied with fresh red berries and an open, spicy character, this wine will be best enjoyed on the young side. 87-89 Pts

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2012 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Nice polish to the fruit, length, medium bodied, with freshness and ripe fruits with a lot of charm. There is a hint of rusticity in the tannins that can be sensed in the end note. 90 Points

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With smoky red and dark berries, this wine has medium body with a short and sweet finish. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Caramel overtones with tobacco and sweet cherry, leaves you with a soft, easy to drink, red berry dominated wine with a finesse character. 89 Points

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From an assemblage of 71.5% Merlot, 22.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.5% Cabernet franc and 1.2% Petit Verdot, this wine features a kiss of oak with earth, smoky black cherry, spice and soft textures. This polished, easy-to-like Pessac Leognan has a red berry finish will drink well young. 88-90 Pts

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2010 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Cedar wood, forest, cassis and espresso scents open to a fleshy, soft, refined, concentrated wine with real personality that finishes with polished red berries, freshness and spice. 92 Points

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Le Clarence de Haut Brion With 52% Merlot 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot in the blend, the wine opens with smoke, oak, boysenberry, cassis and earthy tones. Soft cassis, flavors and a long finish make this a strong, surprisingly fresh and ample effort for a second wine. 91-93 Pts

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2009 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Oak, smoke, earth and fresh, pure, blackberries offer real depth for a second wine. Rich, long, fresh and clean from start to finish. 91 Points

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2008 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

08 Clarence Haut Brion is ruby colored and shows fresh black and bright red fruit on the nose. The wine has finesse and finishes with licorice tinted back fruit. 90-92 Pts

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