2021 Clarence de Haut Brion

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Winemakers Note

Haut-Brion, a legendary estate The first vines appeared on the gravel hillsides of Haut-Brion in the first century AD. In 1521,Château Haut-Brion became the first Bordeaux vintage to be named after its terroir, not after the owner or the parish, the first luxury wine brand in the world, obtaining the rare distinction of Premier Grand Cru Classé (Classified First Growth) in the 1855 classification, the only vintage not in the Médoc to receive this prestigious title. Also Grand Cru Classé de Graves, it is the only estate to have both classifications, which make it even more unique. When he purchased Château Haut-Brion in 1935, Clarence Dillon restored it to its former glory and to the elite circle of the most legendary wines in the world. This extraordinary, bold, courageous vision is now continued by the fourth generation of the family, represented by Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Chairman and CEO since 2008. Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is the second wine of the estate. This wine has carried the name Château Bahans Haut-Brion since the first years of the twentieth century and was renamed Le Clarence de Haut-Brion beginning with the 2007 vintage, as a tribute to Clarence Dillon. Similar in style and elegance to its elder, the Château Haut-Brion red, this wine brings together all the unique attributes of a fine wine, while reaching maturity more quickly. The 2021 vintage, an ode to the terroir 2021 has once again shown the inestimable value of Haut-Brion's terroir. Its privileged position mainly protected it from frost damages and the heavy rain during the months of May and June has little impact on the vines thanks to the clay-limestone draining soil. Haut-Brion’s terroir is famous and renowned for its earliness, highly beneficial in years when maturity is long awaited. So, the harvests of red grapes begin on 13th September for a first plot, before really getting into full swing on 20th September. In the end, ripeness is attained, with tremendous freshness in the grapes and lower degrees of alcohol than in past years, reminding us of classic Bordeaux vintages of the 1990s. Behind 2021 vintage's scenes: Tasting notes A beautiful, luminous ruby-red colour. It is fruity and compact on the nose. Swirling reveals complex notes of blackberry and raspberry. The first taste is tightly-knit and flavourful. Then the wine develops, giving fullness with a taste of red fruit jelly and length is average. This wine will reveal itself during maturation and will be a gem of pleasure! "One of the finest second wines in this vintage is the 2021" William Kelley, Wine Advocate

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