La Clarté de Haut-Brion
Lovely, crystal-clear colour.
Intense, highly-aromatic bouquet with lovely floral (acacia blossom) and fruity (peach) aromas.
The wine is extremely fresh on the palate.
It often sounds slightly negative to say that a wine is “easy to drink”.
However, that is a pity – after all, is that not the primary reason why wines are made?
2010 La Clarté de Haut-Brion is already so enjoyable that this would certainly be an appropriate descriptor.
A dry year with an arid summer. The weather during the growing season, from early April to late September, was the driest since 1949. This water deficit caused dehydration in the vines, concentrating the grape juice and producing the highest values ever measured, particularly in terms of sugar content.
A few figures
From September 1st to 10th
On July 8th 2011