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Clarence de Haut Brion Pessac 2011

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"This is chewy, with dried-berry and stone character, plus hints of hazelnut. Full and juicy with firm tannins. Lasts a long time on the finish. Second wine of La Mission...92" JS 02/14 "Features a tarry frame that holds the core of steeped plum, black currant and blackberry fruit together. The juicy, relatively accessible finish lets briar and tobacco notes fill in, but keeps a polished, refined feel overall...90" WS Web Only 2014

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Chateau Haut Brion:
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under t... Read more
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under the great stewardship of the Pontac family the wine's reputation was for years represented by the name of this enlightened and well respected family-- Pontac wine. Eventually as its renown grew, the name of the Estate came to replace that of its owners. The notion of a Great Growth was born! We find the first written mention of the wine in the Diaries of Samuel Pepys. While visiting the Royal Oak Tavern in London on April 10, 1663 Pepys wrote "There I drank a sort of French wine called Ho-Bryan (sic) which hath a good and most particular taste which I never before encountered....." Read less

External Reviews for Clarence de Haut Brion Pessac

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Offers the racy taut edge of the vintage but shows slightly better flesh than its La Chapelle counterpart. In the end this offers a nice briary edge to its range of red and blue fruits with a lively iron note on the finish. Tasted non-blind.-J.M. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Manages to harness the angularity of the vintage extremely well almost burying the acidity in the core of cassis black cherry skin plum pit and maduro tobacco flavors. This is typically among the most backward wines of the vintage when young and it s still tight and primal but with admirable length and density already. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Tasted non-blind.-J.M. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/16/2012

Manages to harness the angularity of the vintage extremely well, almost burying the acidity in the core of cassis, black cherry skin, plum pit and maduro tobacco flavors. This is typically among the most backward wines of the vintage when young, and ... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Haut Brion 3000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

Offers the racy taut edge of the vintage but shows slightly better flesh than its La Chapelle counterpart. In the end this offers a nice briary edge to its range of red and blue fruits with a lively iron note on the finish. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.... Wine Spectator A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 2011 Le Clarence de Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Tasted 4 Times With Inconsistent Notes I had mixed tasting notes on the 1928. At its best, it is the most concentrated, port-like wine I have ever tasted from Haut-Brion. Its huge, meaty, tar, car... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1928 Haut Brion 750ml


External Review
05/15/2009

1er Cru Classé


External Review
05/06/2010

Purple and intense color. Nose appearing a bit discreet yet fine and fruity. On the palate the wine shows structure yet also some rusticity and a good weaving. With good presence in the mid-palate it evolves rich and also tannic. And yet it has not press wine. Nice aromatic and distinguished length. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com



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"This is chewy, with dried-berry and stone character, plus hints of hazelnut. Full and juicy with firm tannins. Lasts a long time on the finish. Second wine of La Mission...92" JS 02/14 "Features a tarry frame that holds the core of steeped plum, black currant and blackberry fruit together. The juicy, relatively accessible finish lets briar and tobacco notes fill in, but keeps a polished, refined feel overall...90" WS Web Only 2014

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