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Discreet at first, the nose reveals interesting and complex aromas with the swirl. The first impression on the palate is that of a strict wine, with very tense tannins. The wine proceeds to reveal pleasant length with aeration.

  • Year: 2009
92 Points
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"The second wine, the 2009 Le Clarence de HautBrion, is almost as large a cuvee as the grand vin. This 7,000case cuvee is a blend of 46% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest small quantities of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Once again the burning ember/scorched earth characteristic that often comes from HautBrion is found in the second wine, along with more kirsch and cassis, fewer nuances and less complexity than its bigger sibling. The wine is fullbodied with the minerality offered by this terroir as well as plenty of sweet tannins. This is the finest second wine HautBrion has produced since the astonishing 1989 BahansHautBrion. Enjoy it over the next two decades."
95 Points
James Suckling
"This is very, very Haut-Brion. Perhaps this second wine is like the gran vin in 1995? Full body, with rich ripe tannins, with a silky texture. It is dense and powerful. Long and rich. Better in 2016. Best second wine of Haut-Brion ever? It has just about everything Haut-Brion has in an excellent year like this. Try in 2019."
92 Points
Wine Spectator
"This delivers the textbook profile of the appellation and vintage, with dense but mouthwatering tar, cassis, blackberry, bay leaf and dark cocoa notes all melded together and driving through the grippy finish. Approachable, but better with some time. Best from 2013 through 2023."

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Le Clarence de Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan 2009 750ml

country: France/region: Bordeaux/subregion: Pessac-Leognan

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