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 colour is very deep with attractive red highlights.
The first impression on the nose is of ripe fruit. Swirling in the glass shows
the bouquet’s intensity and complexity.  2015 Clarence is tasty and full-bodied from
the very first, going on to show refined, tight-knit tannin.
The wine leaves an impression of freshness and plenty of volume, but without heaviness.

The weather

The year 2015 appears to be the warmest and sunniest, throughout our country, since the beginning of meteorological statistics. A long heat wave and dry period allowed to achieve excellent flowering conditions until the arrival, in August, of miraculous rains.This rain enabled the vines to maintain the necessary water reserves and to provide requisite nourishment for perfect ripeness. The harvest began in September under a clear blue sky. Thanks to this ideal weather, we were able to wait for optimum ripeness for each grape variety. All the conditions are there to allow 2015 to join the greatest vintages of Bordeaux.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From September 8th to October 5th  

  • Blend

    Merlot: 57%
    Cabernet Franc: 1%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 42%

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    From June 26th to 28th 2017