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La Clarte de Haut Brion Blanc Graves 2013
*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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Editorial Reviews for La Clarte de Haut Brion Blanc Graves
Black currants and smoked chilies on the nose with some toast, gravel and floral notes – fairly big and ripe in the mouth with a bright, precise feel, tannins are firm but very unobtrusive, excellent length and purity on the finish with long red fruit tones and slightly herbaceous/chili echoes (91-92)
Smoky and a bit twiggy and stoney on the nose with red fruit and rust. This is curiously a touch sweet almost on entry the this turns firm and a bit mean for a moment before showing the ripe fruit of the nose again, vacillates between ripe fruit and fairly aggressive mineral notes, and while this is a touch lacking in substance it does promise to develop well if it gains some weight, which I expect it will. 89pts
A classic expression of tobacco and gravel over a very deep core of ripe, dark fruit greats the nose, Spicy and with a hint of camphor, a seductive nose. Opulent, ripe and chewy upon entry, zest and lively with lots of soft, ripe tannins, the fruit remains very crisp though continues to add layers, the long finish just echoes the flavors of the midpalte. While still very young this has the balance and intensity to age impeccably.
A soft nose with lots of band-aid and some camphor, lovely soft enry, well resolved and mouthfilling with just a touch of chewy soft tannin adding weight, good balance with rich red fruits, some menthol and tobacco on the moderately long finish, turns a bit dry and quite savory with air. A good choice for near term consumption.
also with noticably great color but no "THE CELLAR" sticker here. The nose starts out weed and herbaceous and not very promising at all, then some cool cassis, herbs, leather, and before long wonderful notes of black tea and a well used briar pipe. The entry is cool and poised, rich and integrated with very little obvious structure, a bit astingent but this rounds out, a bit simple in the mouth but still fresh and the nose is enough to gie it a bit of a lift.
Wood furniture and spice nose. Spice, orange peel on the palate. Light and elegant with great fruit. A top Pessac.
- WS Grand Tour 2011
did we drink this too early?
External Reviews for La Clarte de Haut Brion Blanc Graves
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.
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.
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
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.
A blend of 65% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 24 September and 11 October Jean-Philippe Delmas told me that they finished on a Sunday since the risk of botrytis was so high. The pH is 3.58 with 13.25% alcohol. The first sample at the beginning of primeur was not showing well the second much better with blackberry bay leaf and a seaweed scents that becomes increasingly intense. Overall the aromatic profile is not powerful but quite elegant recalling some
A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Le Parde de Haut Bailly 1500ml
Very polished, with an alluring incense and licorice edge to the core of supple black cherry, anise and plum sauce flavors. Suave black tea and tar hints chime on the finish, but this stays open-knit and rounded. Drink now through 2018 Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Le Parde de Haut Bailly 1500ml
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