Love the sweet-tobacco and floral aromas to this with currant fruit as well. Full-bodied, solid and tight. Chewy tannins. A racy second wine of Haut-Brion with lots of tone and tension.
The 2014 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is a wine of real substance and intensity, especially for a second wine. Powerful, deep and beautifully resonant, the 2014 offers notable pedigree. The tannins are imposing, so readers should plan on cellaring this for at least a few years. Dark red cherry, pomegranate, sweet tobacco and cedar add closing nuance. This is impressive stuff. (AG)
Readers looking for more affordable entry into the style of this hallowed estate should buy the 2014 Le Clarence De Haut Brion and it has a classic Graves style in its black fruits, roasted herbs, tobacco and spice aromas, and flavors. With a medium-bodied, rounded, sexy style on the palate, it can be enjoyed anytime over the coming 10-15 years.
Firm and structured, this is a dark still-young wine. With a strong tannic core, it is concentrated, the black fruits are firmly in the throes of the tannins. Give this impressively serious second wine of Haut-Brion time. (RV)
The Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2014 is a blend of 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc. (There was a lot of Merlot due to a lot of deselection from the Grand Vin.) It has an immediately engaging bouquet, perhaps better definition than the Chapelle de la Mission, a little more mineralité coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied, cohesive, tighter and more linear than the La Chapelle with longer persistence on the finish. Excellent. (NM)
Shows a range of singed juniper, tobacco, game, steeped currant and crushed cherry aromas and flavors, yet remains silky and refined in feel through the alluring, incense-infused finish. Approachable, but there's no rush. (JM)
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