2020 La Clarte de Haut-Brion Blanc

Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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JS 94 JL 94 JD 93 DC 92 JA 92 WA 92
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, April 2023

A fresh and layered white with pear and melon aromas and flavors. Some green papaya, too. It’s full and deep with lots of fruit and flavor. Some minerality at the end. About 75% semillon, the rest sauvignon. Drink or hold
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2021

Long, fresh, juicy and intense, the wine shows off its flowers, crushed rock, greenery, lemon peel, mango and green apple with ease. Creamy, oily and fresh, the finish keeps on going. Read more...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

Released in a new, clear bottle, the 2020 La Clarte De Haut-Brion Blanc is up-front and vibrant, with juicy grapefruit and lemon curd-like aromatics to go with a medium-bodied, racy, yet balanced, and elegant style on the...
DC 92

Decanter, February 2023

Elderflower, roasted almonds, perfume - almost like Turkish Delight but subtle with lemon, apple and white pear on the nose. Clean and crisp, light and delicate, a nice weight in the glass - acidity isn't totally high but...
JA 92

janeanson.com, December 2022

Honeysuckle, citrus, bitter almond, rich and round through the mid palate, there is a depth and ripeness to the fruit that is striking, with a kick and beautiful lift on the finish. Harvest August 19 to 28, entirely...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

The 2020 La Clarté de Haut-Brion is showing nicely in bottle, bursting with notions of grapefruit, nectarine, lemongrass and pastry cream. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a sweet core of fruit and a chalky...


Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2020 La Clarte de Haut-Brion Blanc is a remarkable white wine hailing from the esteemed Bordeaux region of France. With its elegant appearance and enticing aromas, this wine is truly a gem worth savoring.

In the glass, this wine presents a pale, straw-like color that hints at its delicate nature. The nose is immediately captivated by the intoxicating scents of grapefruit, nectarine, lemongrass, and pastry cream. These aromas intermingle harmoniously, creating an enticing bouquet that invites you to explore further.

On the palate, the La Clarte de Haut-Brion Blanc showcases its medium to full-bodied structure, offering a generous and fleshy mouthfeel. The sweet core of fruit is balanced by a chalky finish, adding complexity and depth to each sip. It is a wine that exudes confidence and elegance, effortlessly showcasing the characteristics of the Bordeaux Blanc varietal.

Notable wine critics have also praised this outstanding vintage. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive score of 92 points, highlighting its demonstrative drinking potential even at a young age. Decanter also commended this wine, describing it as clean, crisp, and delicately charming.

James Suckling was enamored by the layers of flavors present in this wine, noting the aromas of pear, melon, and green papaya. He also praised the mineral aspect and the long-lasting finish. Meanwhile, Jeff Leve noted the wine's fresh and intense nature, emphasizing the floral and fruity notes that intertwine effortlessly.

Jane Anson, another respected wine critic, was particularly impressed by the depth and ripeness of the fruit, noting the striking balance and beautiful lift on the finish. Jeb Dunnuck also commended this wine, highlighting its vibrancy, balance, and concentration.

Overall, the 2020 La Clarte de Haut-Brion Blanc is a wine that captivates the senses and showcases the excellence of Bordeaux Blanc. With its complex aromas, fleshy texture, and vibrant flavors, this wine is a true testament to the artistry of winemaking. Whether enjoyed now or aged for further development, this wine promises an extraordinary experience that will leave a lasting impression.