Le Clarence de Haut Brion Pessac Léognan 2008

Le Clarence de Haut Brion Pessac Léognan 2008

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Color purplish red and quite dense. The nose is mature with traces of berries, both red and black. On the palate the approach is of amazing freshness. The structure though powerful does not overwhelm the evident aromas. Surely, this second wine will surprise by its greatness.
Wine Advocate
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Le Clarence de Haut-Brion: The super 2008 (45% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc) exhibits soft, ripe tannins as well as copious black cherry and loamy soil notes intermixed with notions of smoke and roasted herbs. It is a beautifully pure, deep, already delicious and complex wine that should drink nicely for 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, May 2011
Wine Enthusiast
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90-92 Barrel sample. Under its new name, the second wine of Haut-Brion is fruity, soft, rounded. The character is of blackcurrant and juice, finishing with a fine fresh lift.

Roger Voss, December 31, 2009
Wine Spectator
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Open-knit, with a briary edge to the currant, tobacco, tar and roasted sage notes, followed by a lightly edgy feel on the finish. The renamed second wine of Haut-Brion (used to be Bahans). Drink now through 2014. 9,400 cases made.

James Suckling, 2011