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La Clarte de Haut Brion Blanc Graves 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

*2013 Bordeaux Future due to arrive Fall 2016* Taut, with a tangy edge to the red currant, damson plum and blackberry notes, framed with plum skin and blood orange accents and backed by a solid roasted apple wood edge on the finish. This has a rather obvious tannic spine but is not woody in feel. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Tasted non-blind. —J.M.*Wine Spectator 90–93ptsWe will notify you on arrival Summer 2016*

External Reviews for La Clarte de Haut Brion Blanc Graves

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This white has more sauvignon blanc than normal: about two thirds instead of half. Full body with lots of fennel grapefruit apple and pineapple-skin character. Dense bright acidity. A round fruity white. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The Haut Brion Blanc is a blend of 66% Sauvignon Blanc and 34% Semillon was picked two days earlier than the La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc. It has a mineral-driven bouquet perhaps more terroir-driven than the La Mission at this point in time. The palate is taut and fresh with crisp acidity impressive weight in the mouth and a genuine sense of tension towards the sherbet influenced finish. This ought to be divine after bottling. Tasted April 2014. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A firm and juicy wine with dried berry sweet tobacco and cedar character. Medium to full body with fine tannins and a pretty finish. Iodine. 64% cabernet sauvignon 34% merlot and 2% cabernet franc. Tiny production. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This has one of the best finishes of all reds in Bordeaux in 2013. Full and balanced with medium density in the mid-palate but it lasts for minutes on the finish. Tobacco currant and spice character. Only 13.1% alcohol. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/02/2011

Blueberry and dark berries with hints of spices and flowers. Full body, with bright and creamy acidity and firm tannins. Lively and fruity. Firm. Second wine of Haut-Bailly. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Le Parde de Haut Bailly 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Second wine of Haut-Bailly, with 44% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 16% cabernet franc. Deep, vibrant, opaque ruby. Luscious, ripe aromas leap from the glass, with black cherry, crème de cassis, a touch of plum, and crushed rocks. Such a complex and... Cory Gowan. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Le Parde de Haut Bailly 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This unfolds on your palate with a oyster raspberry and stone character. It slowly opens and builds. Chewy yet polished. Reserved LMHB. James Suckling.


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*2013 Bordeaux Future due to arrive Fall 2016* Taut, with a tangy edge to the red currant, damson plum and blackberry notes, framed with plum skin and blood orange accents and backed by a solid roasted apple wood edge on the finish. This has a rather obvious tannic spine but is not woody in feel. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Tasted non-blind. —J.M.*Wine Spectator 90–93ptsWe will notify you on arrival Summer 2016*

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