La Clarence de Haut-Brion
Dark red colour. Le Clarence has delicate black fruit aromas with smoky
overtones eminently characteristic of the wines of Haut-Brion.
The large percentage of Merlot makes this wine very unctuous and
delicate on the palate from the onset, evolving softly towards a very rich
tannic structure. The black cherry finish tightens up the
flavour profile and features a slight, very refreshing bitterness.
One of the characteristics of 2011 was an extremely dry spring. Based on the measured rainfall in April, May and June this was the driest spring since 1949.Happily, summer brought some rain which allowed the vine to continue its growth. With a dry September, we were able to harvest in optimal conditions.
A few figures
From August 31th to September 27th
Cabernet Sauvignon: 23%
Cabernet Franc: 5 %
Petit Verdot: 1%
From June 7th to 11th 2013