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Chateau La Clarence De Chateau Haut Brion 2021
Château: Chateau La Clarence De Chateau Haut Brion 2021

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Jancis Robinson 16+

70.4% Merlot, 18.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11.4% Cabernet Franc. Cask sample. Fragrant red-fruit notes. Broad and smooth on attack with finely integrated tannins. Palate a bit more subdued but fresh with firmness on the finish. Room for development. 13.6% Drink 2026 - 2036. James Lawther

Vinous 90-92

The 2021 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion has a very pure bouquet of blueberry, cedar and violet, perhaps slightly more ethereal than the La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion. The palate is medium-bodied with quite strict tannins and a little more saline than expected, leading to a fresh finish. Maybe it lacks a bit of persistence, but it is a fine Deuxième Vin. Neil Martin

Wine Advocate 91-93

One of the finest second wines in this vintage is the 2021 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, a medium to full-bodied, deep and layered wine evocative of dark berries, plums, pipe tobacco and burning embers. Built around powdery tannins and lively acids, it's an elegant, seamless cuvée that does bear more than a passing resemblance to the grand vin. William Kelley Wine Advocate