La Clarence de Haut-Brion
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!
A rainy and cool spring impeded vine growth and meant a late start for blossoms. In addition, a relatively cold and slightly moist August slowed the ripening of grapes. With the harvest period beginning about ten days after the date selected the previous year, 2008 was therefore a rather late vintage. In such a case, the behavior of the vine depends on the quality of the soil but also to a great extent on the winegrower’s expertise and the hours of labor expended by personnel in the vineyard, before the harvest. Those two conditions for success were present at our Estates, 2008 proved a very good year for the quality of our red wines.
A few figures
From September 24th to October 16th
Cabernet Sauvignon: 41%
Cabernet Franc : 14 %
From June 7th to 15th 2010