Clarendelle Rouge by Haut Brion 2009

$60.00

Clarendelle Rouge is a wine that exhibits more balance and elegance than power.

Description

Thanks to a skilful blend of three traditional Bordeaux grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc), this is a wine of character with a subtle structure.
Making the most of the complementary qualities of each variety, oenologists from Domaine Clarence Dillon and the team from Clarence Dillon Wines produce very well-balanced wine.

5 in stock

Description

Clarendelle Rouge by Haut Brion 2009

WS 86 points, Bronze Medal – 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards (2009)

The 2009 vintage was unanimously greeted as a very exceptional year largely thanks to an outstanding climate. The growing season started with rain in Spring, but flowering took place under optimum conditions and the rest of the season was dry and sunny. Generous sunshine and warm temperatures in July and August, with alternating cool nights and hot days were particularly conducive to perfect ripening and concentration of aromas and anthocyanins. The beautiful sunshine from September until mid-October enabled optimal picking according to each plot’s individual ripeness.

Tasting notes

The wine shows beautiful balance. It has a deep, almost inky crimson colour. Although present, the alcohol is perfectly balanced with tannins and freshness. There are delicious cherry, blackberry, and blackcurrant flavours as well as subtle chocolate overtones on the palate, which is altogether opulent and soft. The tannin is distinctive, but silky, accounting for volume and length. The paramount characteristics are concentration and intensity, but underpinned by softness and finesse.

Serving suggestions

Peak: 2014-2018
Serving temperature: 18°-20°C
We suggest you open and decant Clarendelle Rouge
one hour before serving it.

Grape varieties

79 % Merlot
14 % Cabernet Sauvignon
7 % Cabernet Franc