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La Clarté de Haut Brion 2019

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc/Semillon

La Clarté Haut Brion is the new name for Les Plantiers Haut Brion - the second white wine of both Haut Brion Blanc and La Mission Haut Brion Blanc with around 1000 cases produced annually. The 2018 is a mainly Semillon based wine - 79.2% - with the rest Sauvignon Blanc.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2019La Clarté de Haut BrionBT50660.001292 NM6073.33333333333392.0092.00Clarte Haut Brion0.75
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 La Clarté de Haut-Brion is clear with green tints. This has a very tempting bouquet with subtle tropical fruit, passion fruit and even a touch of lychee, all very well defined, hints of orange blossom developing with time in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a slither of sour lemon on the entry and alerting the senses. Moderate depth, quite spicy relative to previous vintages with veins of stem ginger towards the finish. This is a very stylish La Clarté that should offer a decade of drinking pleasure. 2023 - 2033

Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020

La Clarté de Haut-Brion is the second wine of both Haut-Brion Blanc and La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc, produced from the declassified selections from both estates. This vintage is a blend of 51.7% Sauvignon Blanc and 48.3% Semillon, harvested from the 29th of August to the 10th of September. The estimated label alcohol degree is 13.5%. The 2019 La Clarté de Haut-Brion needs just a little swirling and coaxing to begin to shake loose lovely scents of Golden Delicious apple, ripe peaches and lemongrass with nuances of allspice, white pepper and shaved almonds. The medium-bodied palate offers a great intensity of spiced stone fruit flavors along with a satiny texture and seamless freshness, finishing savory.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (2019 Flash), June 2020

Dense and thick with lots of dried-apple and peach character and hints of apricots. Full and round. Chewy at the end, but remains fresh.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, June 2020

The 2019 La Clarté de Haut-Brion is exquisite. It is a wine of unreal harmony that balances the richness of the year with the energy that comes from picking the Sémillon earlier than in the past. Orchard fruit, mint, white flowers, green apple and lemon peel give La Clarté its briskness and breezy tension. The Sauvignon Blanc is quite expressive today. The 2019 was bottled on April 28, 2020. It clearly needs time to come together. 2021 - 2031

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2020

The 2019 is a blend of 51.7% Sauvignon Blanc and 48.3% Semillon, with an estimated abv of 13.5%. We were unable to taste the wine before release in 2019.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, June 2020
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