La Clarence de Haut-Brion

Similar in style and elegance to its elder, the Château Haut-Brion red, this second wine brings together all the unique attributes of a fine wine, while reaching maturity more quickly. This wine has carried the name Château Bahans Haut-Brion since the first years of the twentieth century and was renamed Le Clarence de Haut-Brion beginning with the 2007 vintage, as a tribute to Clarence Dillon, who acquired the property in 1935.

Tasting notes

The bouquet features subtle floral and fruity hints
with overtones of forest undergrowth.
The wine starts out very silky, going on to show
considerable roundness on the middle palate.
The rich, dense tannin beautifully complements
the wine’s body and intense fruitiness.    

The weather

2014 was marked by an extraordinary Indian summer that saved the vintage. Fine spring weather was conducive to a good start to the growing season. However, challenging summer conditions seriously slowed down ripening. Fortunately, the month of September was absolutely beautiful, with dry, extremely sunny weather accompanied by highs of close to 30°C. This superb weather, with cool night-time temperatures, enabled the grapes to ripen beautifully, and they were able to be brought into the vat house having reached a perfect level of ripeness.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From September 11th to October 10th  

  • Blend

    Merlot: 80%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 16%
    Cabernet Franc: 4 %

  • New barrels

    33 %

  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    From the 24th to the 27th of June 2016