Le Clarence de Haut Brion Pessac Léognan 2011
|Brand||Le Clarence de Haut Brion|
Wine EnthusiastA very smoky wine, with firm tannins, intense spice and a dry bitter-chocolate character. Its freshness is currently overlain by the wood and fruit tannins. Score Range 91-93. Barrel sample.
Wine AdvocateAn impressive second wine, delicious red and black currant, spice box and earth notes intertwined with an underlying floral-like character jump from the glass of the 2011 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion. Complex with silky tannins, medium to full body and a long finish, this sleeper of the vintage can be drunk early on or cellared for 10-15 years.
Wine SpectatorFeatures a tarry frame that holds the core of steeped plum, black currant and blackberry fruit together. The juicy, relatively accessible finish lets briar and tobacco notes fill in, but keeps a polished, refined feel overall. Drink now through 2021.