Clarendelle Blanc by Haut Brion 2013

$60.00

Clarendelle Blanc reflects the subtle, well-balanced structure of white wines from Domaine Clarence Dillon.

Description

It features all the complexity and mystery of its illustrious cousins. Clarendelle Blanc is a fine blend of two traditional grape varieties, Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as a touch of Muscadelle in certain vintages.

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Description

Clarendelle Blanc by Haut Brion 2013

Bronze Medal – 2010 Lianhe Zaobao Wine Review Annual Challenge (2012)\
Bronze Medal – 2012 Decanter World Wines Awards (2012)
Gold Medal – Concours Mondial Bruxelles (2012)
Commercial Medal – 2014 Decanter World Wines Awards (2012)

2013: a «year of the winemaker» calling for technical expertise. It is worth noting that such vintages often produce surprisingly good white wines. This is very true of 2013 Clarendelle, which is remarkably fresh and fruity.

Tasting notes

Beautiful pale yellow colour. Very concentrated, round, rich, and wonderfully vivacious on the palate, with mineral overtones. After quick fermentation, Sauvignon Blanc displays intense aromas of citrus and blood orange, whereas Semillon and Muscadelle show floral (rose) and fruity (white peach) overtones. Menthol nuances maintain the beautiful freshness and contribute to a long, pleasant aftertaste. A great year for dry white wines truly representative of Bordeaux.

Serving suggestions

deal temperature: 10-12.5°C.
This wine can be served immediately after uncorking, without decanting.

Grape varieties

61 % Sauvignon Blanc
32 % Sémillon
7 % Muscadelle