Chateau Clarendelle Rose Bordeaux 2012

Member Review by Yossel:

ANSWER TO A SOMMELIER'S PRAYER ! When Clarence Dillon bid for the best venerable Bordeaux wine fields "by the river" that the town of Bordeaux had turned down as a gift in 1934 because the "upkeep was too costly", and astutely closed the deal to his family's lasting advantage in 1935, he renamed the vignoble Chateau Haut-Brion, a tongue-in-cheek reference to O'Bryon's wine! Today, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, the great grandson of Clarence Dillon (you will remember Doug Dillon, Secreteary of the Treasury, interim owner of the vignoble) who now owns the property, has provided us with a lovely gift: CLARENDELLE ROSE, the traditional table wine of Chateau Haut-Brion. For years uncounted, the table wine at the chateau was and still is - a Bordeaux Rose blend of some 80% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc. As long as anyone can remember, this was the table wine of Chateau Haut-Brion, first because it is a pure Bordeaux Rose, second because it is food-friendly, eminently drinkable, dry and delicious, and lastly because it does not overpower the tastings in the cellars to follow lunch. So what is it? Claret is technically in fact a rose, but this wine is in a separate class called Bordeaux Rose, a blended, lighter take on the beverage. With a wondrous, deep color, and the tannins to provide a firm structure (unlike the Roses of Provence and the Rhone Valley), CLARENDELLE ROSE provides a full mouth reward of plum, peach, and pear with the acidity end notes of blackcurrants, minerals and spice. Or, if you are not into that that tune, it's like Ping-Pong with a sharp click of golf ball, a mellow note of soft ball, a lovely round base of basketball underneath, and a spiraling outfield homerun on top. It's to die for. What can I say. It's the best rose I've ever tasted, and the Lord knows I've spent 75 years tasting them. It's just that straight forward. IT GOES WITH EVERYTHING. This wine is the answer to a sommelier's prayer!

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.4936363636364 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add

Member Reviews for Chateau Clarendelle Rose Bordeaux

Add your review
Snooth User: Yossel
134088541
0.00 5
08/26/2014

ANSWER TO A SOMMELIER'S PRAYER ! When Clarence Dillon bid for the best venerable Bordeaux wine fields "by the river" that the town of Bordeaux had turned down as a gift in 1934 because the "upkeep was too costly", and astutely closed the deal to his family's lasting advantage in 1935, he renamed the vignoble Chateau Haut-Brion, a tongue-in-cheek reference to O'Bryon's wine! Today, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, the great grandson of Clarence Dillon (you will remember Doug Dillon, Secreteary of the Treasury, interim owner of the vignoble) who now owns the property, has provided us with a lovely gift: CLARENDELLE ROSE, the traditional table wine of Chateau Haut-Brion. For years uncounted, the table wine at the chateau was and still is - a Bordeaux Rose blend of some 80% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc. As long as anyone can remember, this was the table wine of Chateau Haut-Brion, first because it is a pure Bordeaux Rose, second because it is food-friendly, eminently drinkable, dry and delicious, and lastly because it does not overpower the tastings in the cellars to follow lunch. So what is it? Claret is technically in fact a rose, but this wine is in a separate class called Bordeaux Rose, a blended, lighter take on the beverage. With a wondrous, deep color, and the tannins to provide a firm structure (unlike the Roses of Provence and the Rhone Valley), CLARENDELLE ROSE provides a full mouth reward of plum, peach, and pear with the acidity end notes of blackcurrants, minerals and spice. Or, if you are not into that that tune, it's like Ping-Pong with a sharp click of golf ball, a mellow note of soft ball, a lovely round base of basketball underneath, and a spiraling outfield homerun on top. It's to die for. What can I say. It's the best rose I've ever tasted, and the Lord knows I've spent 75 years tasting them. It's just that straight forward. IT GOES WITH EVERYTHING. This wine is the answer to a sommelier's prayer!


Snooth User: Yossel
134088541
4.50 5
08/25/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
38982702
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/03/2010

This excellent Chardonnay is available for a song at Costco. Crisp yet full of flavor, it tastes like a Chardonnay priced three times higher. Expressive nose of apricot, pear, and citrus oil. In the mouth, fresh and refreshing and displaying satisfying lemon drop and spice notes. Not dull or clumsy or sweet like many inexpensive Chardonnays. Nice finish, too.


Snooth User: mitoubab
1912791,522
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/30/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/12/2010

Like paint and leather aromas, new wood, dark fruit Very acidic, dark astringent like, tannic, fruit is not prevalent


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/02/2012

Red currant and fresh bread (like fresh fruit tart) on the nose as well as red cherry, and suggestions of raspberry and strawberry. Light vanilla and cassis later on the nose. Some very slight anise and some earth. On the palate, it's got a nice rich texture but remains medium bodied. Pure red fruit flavors, flaky pastry crust, currant, cassis, black cherry and slight anise notes. Some cranberry and very light pomegranate as well. Only the slightest earth. It's got nice fruit and is a great value for 2005 Bordeaux. Still drinking nicely. This was a 375ml even. 88 pts. 7/2/12


Snooth User: edub
151871330
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/18/2010

Big, lush ripe, dark cherries with oak, spice and zesty, with a little air, becomes perfumed with crushed flowers, lilac, softens, with a dry, yet intriguing finish. I would give it a solid 3.5 stars if they chose a better label for the bottle :-)


1 2

External Reviews for Chateau Clarendelle Rose Bordeaux

External Review
Vintage: 2011 03/04/2013

A blend Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, 2011 Clarendelle is a vinous, concentrated ros? that has an attractive, intense, brilliant color. The wine is immensely pleasurable with strong strawberry and blackcurrant aromas as well as tangy redcurrant nu


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/05/2009

This white Bordeaux is mostly Sémillon, with a bit of Sauvignon Blanc. Once the everyday "house wine" of Château Haut-Brion, there was significant demand to bottle it for public sale, and it has finally come to pass. Get your hands on some and taste its elegance for yourself.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 10/15/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Clarendelle 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/27/2012

2005 Clarendelle Rouge is wonderfully balanced. It starts out beautifully and gradually builds up to a powerful, concentrated middle palate with plenty of volume. The rich, smooth flavor then goes into a very long, elegant aftertaste. The aromas in th


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/19/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Clarendelle 750ml



All Prices

Shipping to:


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network