2015 Le Clarence de Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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JS 95 WS 94 JL 93 WA 93 WE 93 VN 92 DC 91 JD 91
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

Aromas of forest floor, mushrooms, lavender and violets. Full-bodied, tight and structured with fantastic tannins and focus. Long and layered. Impressively toned. Give it three or four years to come together. Begin...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, March 2019

Offers a warm, plush, inviting feel, with tar, melted licorice and cocoa notes rolling out first, followed by a swath of warm plum and blackberry reduction flavors. Shows an alluring thread through the finish. Needs a...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018

Elegant, polished, silky textured fruits, with length purity and complexity, coupled with the ability to age for a decade or more. The wine is on the ripe, red fruit side of the style range, with refinement and...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018

93+ This is a seriously impressive vintage for this second label of Chateau Haut-Brion. Blended of 57% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion displays a medium to deep...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, April 2018

This is dense and concentrated, reflecting the character of Haut-Brion itself. It has weight, firm tannins and power alongside juicy black fruits and acidity that will give great pleasure as they develop. Drink from 2023.
VN 92

Vinous, February 2018

Just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel, the 2015 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is a very serious second wine. The Clarence captures the personality of the vintage at Haut-Brion with terrific eloquence. An...
DC 91

Decanter, January 2017

More powerful than La Chapelle this year. 57% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc. Excellent tannin structure and very good quality fruit of great length. Beautiful bright reflection of violet edging. One...
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, November 2017

Leading off the reds, the 2015 Le Clarence de Haut Brion is the second wine of the estate and is 57% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Like its big brother, it has a classic, straight profile...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2015
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2015 Le Clarence de Haut Brion is a Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Pessac Leognan sub-region of Bordeaux, France. With its elegant and polished character, this red wine showcases the exceptional quality of the region.

Upon pouring, the wine presents a deep, garnet-purple color, captivating the eye with its rich hue. The nose is greeted with a symphony of aromas, including forest floor, mushrooms, lavender, violets, crushed black cherries, blackberries, and warm plums. These complex scents intertwine effortlessly, creating an olfactory experience that is both intriguing and captivating.

On the palate, the wine exhibits a silky texture that glides effortlessly across the tongue. The ripe, red fruit flavors take center stage, offering notes of currants, plums, and juicy black fruits. The medium to full-bodied richness of the wine is beautifully balanced by its firm tannins and lively acidity, providing structure and depth.

The 2015 Le Clarence de Haut Brion is a wine that exemplifies refinement, purity, and complexity. It has the potential to age gracefully for a decade or more, allowing its flavors and aromas to further develop over time. With its fantastic tannins and focus, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

Notable wine critics have also recognized the excellence of this vintage. With scores ranging from 91 to 95, the wine has garnered high praise for its exceptional quality. Critics have praised its length, purity, and complexity, as well as its ability to age gracefully. Jeb Dunnuck, in particular, noted its classic, straight profile and textbook Graves notes of tobacco leaf, cedary spice, and plums.

The 2015 Le Clarence de Haut Brion is a true gem from the Bordeaux region. With its impressive structure and expressive flavors, this wine is sure to delight wine enthusiasts and collectors alike. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this wine is a testament to the artistry and tradition of Bordeaux winemaking.