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Le Clarence de Haut Brion 1990

Le Clarence de Haut Brion - Chateau Haut Brion

27 years

The 1990 has put on weight since I first had it, although it is displaying some amber at the edge. The smoky, weedy tobacco, roasted herb, and blackcurrant-scented nose is followed by a fleshy, soft wine with well-integrated tannin, and a jammy, low acid finish. It should drink well for another 6-7 years. Both the 1989 and 1990 Bahans-Haut-Brion represented splendid bargains when they were released. I suspect quantities still exist in the marketplace. *** Thirty-five percent of the crop went into the 1990. Highly perfumed (tobacco, spice, and black fruits), it exhibits good ripeness, tasty, rich, sweet fruit, soft tannins, elegance, and low acidity. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.

88 Robert Parker score

€ 1,600
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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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