2011 Le Clarence de Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 93
  • WE 93
  • NM 92
  • JS 92
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2011 Le Clarence de Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Offers the racy taut edge of the vintage but shows slightly better flesh than its La Chapelle counterpart. In the end this offers a nice briary edge to its range of red and blue fruits with a lively iron note on the... Offers the racy taut edge of the vintage but shows slightly better flesh than its La Chapelle counterpart. In the end this offers a nice briary edge to its range of red and blue fruits with a lively iron note on the finish. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2012
A very smoky wine with firm tannins intense spice and a dry bitter-chocolate character. Its freshness is currently overlain by the wood and fruit tannins. --R.V.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The 2011 Le Clarence de Haut Brion is a blend of 71.5% Merlot 4.5% Cabernet Franc 22.8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1.2% Petit Verdot representing around 46% of the crop (11% of the crop was declassified compared to 20% in... The 2011 Le Clarence de Haut Brion is a blend of 71.5% Merlot 4.5% Cabernet Franc 22.8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1.2% Petit Verdot representing around 46% of the crop (11% of the crop was declassified compared to 20% in 2010.) The nose shows a little more cohesion and fruit intensity than the La Chapelle de la Mission with ripe blackberry and a touch of Hoi Sin. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry fine acidity the tannins a little "fatter" and "juicier" than the tensile La Chapelle. Good length on the finish. Very fine.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
Lovely second wine of Haut Brion with tobacco chocolate and dark fruits. Earth too. Full body with fine tannins and pretty finish. Very balanced. Nicely done.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
An impressive second wine, delicious red and black currant, spice box and earth notes intertwined with an underlying floral-like character jump from the glass of the 2011 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion. Complex with silky... An impressive second wine, delicious red and black currant, spice box and earth notes intertwined with an underlying floral-like character jump from the glass of the 2011 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion. Complex with silky tannins, medium to full body and a long finish, this sleeper of the vintage can be drunk early on or cellared for 10-15 years. - Robert Parker
JJB 92
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2012
71.5% merlot 4.5% cabernet franc 22.8% cabernet sauvignon and 1.2% petite verdot. Chateau Haut Brion's second wine is an opaque reddish purple with lots of smoky aromas plus cassis blue fruits and plum. The very soft... 71.5% merlot 4.5% cabernet franc 22.8% cabernet sauvignon and 1.2% petite verdot. Chateau Haut Brion's second wine is an opaque reddish purple with lots of smoky aromas plus cassis blue fruits and plum. The very soft entry a hallmark of the 2011s from Pessac-Leognan is balanced pure and clean. Fragrant with loads of red fruit flavor this expands to fill the palate before tightening up on the finish. This has good concentration yet is very taut at this young stage. Drink 2017-2027.