From owners of Château Haut-Brion, this is a Médoc of 5-Star pedigree, awarded 92 Points by James Suckling. Using grapes from a number of the family’s top performing Médoc properties, it shows all the generosity of the vintage. Supple, rich, long.
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Beyond the Label
Rounded tannins support ripe fruits with mocha spice and cedar
Ripe blackcurrant, plum with hints of chocolate and forest floor
American financier Clarence Dillon visited Bordeaux in 1934 and fell in love with world famous Château Haut-Brion. The estate wasn’t then in peak form, but that didn’t put him off one iota. Certain it was the jewel of Bordeaux, he bought it and so started his family’s long commitment to the region and fine wine. In 1983 they purchased La Mission Haut-Brion, next door, and the family have since extended their portfolio to other areas of Bordeaux. Clarendelle is the initiative of Clarence Dillon’s great grandson, Prince Robert of Luxembourg. This is their superb Médoc, using quality grapes from their impressive portfolio of properties so as to express the very best of a very good vintage. Only released when ready, it’s a fine red meat wine.
"Generous blackberries and some nice, moderately dry tannins, plenty of character"
James Suckling 92 Points