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Le Clarence de Haut Brion 1989

Le Clarence de Haut Brion - Chateau Haut Brion

28 years

The four finest second wines (wines made from declassified first-growth cuvees) I have ever tasted are the 1982 and 1990 Forts de Latour, 1989 Bahans-Haut-Brion, and 1995 Pavillon de Chateau Margaux. I am amazed by just how delicious the 1989 Bahans-Haut-Brion continues to be. Although it is approaching full maturity, it reveals no signs of amber. The 1989 is a textbook Graves in its sweet, blackcurrant, tobacco, roasted herb-scented nose. Medium to full-bodied, with succulent texture, rich, fleshy flavors, and low acidity, it is a pure, beautifully made wine. It should continue to drink well for 5-8 years. * Both the 1989 and 1990 Bahans-Haut-Brion represented splendid bargains when they were released. I suspect quantities still exist in the marketplace.

90 Robert Parker score

€ 2,680
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Le Clarence de Haut Brion - Chateau Haut Brion

Le Clarence de Haut Brion is the second wine of the world renowned Chateau Haut Brion - a French wine production estate of the highest grade; its premier wine Haut Brion is classified as Premier Cru Classe (First Growth). The winery is situated in Talence, in the North of the wine growing region of Graves. The Primary wine of Chateau Haut Brion is the only wine of the five first growths that falls under the Pessac-Leognan appellation.

Le Clarence de Haut Brion has only carried this name since the vintage 2007 as it was formerly known as Bahans Haut Brion. Additionally, this prestigious Chateau also produces a dry white referred to as Haut Brion Blanc, and a further dry white wine labeled Les Plantiers du Haut Brion, relabeled as La Clarte de Haut Brion since the 2008 vintage.

5,000 - 7,000 cases

Annual production

Unclassified

Classification

Pessac-Leognan/Graves - Left Bank

Location/Region

48.3 hectares

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