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

Beautiful dark red colour. The bouquet is very attractive,
displaying subtle notes of ripe red fruit.
Swirling in the glass reveals a delicious, full-bodied and juicy
wine that develops beautifully on the palate,
with a fine tannic texture. The aftertaste is impressively long,
underscored by elegant hints of oak.


The weather

The spring of 2018 was marked by frequent stormy weather.The growing season started very well, although was later slowed down as a result of a violent hailstorm on the 26th of May. The vines nevertheless recovered fairly quickly. The month of June was relatively warm, conducive to even flowering. A hot summer followed, with little rainfall. Véraison (colour change) took place under ideal conditions. A high-pressure system set in during the month of September. The grapes were picked under clear blue skies at peak ripeness and in excellent condition.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From the 6th of September to the 2nd of October 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 58.2%
    Cabernet Franc: 9.7%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 28.5%
    Petit Verdot: 3.6%

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    From June 18th to 22nd 2020