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2009 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion [2nd wine of Ch. Haut-Brion]


Earliest anticipated arrival is January 2020; ex-château; recent library release help

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$769.00 per Double Magnum (3L)

3L d-mag

1 Double Magnum (3L)




"This is very, very Haut-Brion. Perhaps this second wine is like the gran vin in 1995? Full body, with rich ripe tannins, with a silky texture. It is dense and powerful. Long and rich. Better in 2016. Best second wine of Haut-Brion ever? It has just about everything Haut-Brion has in an excellent year like this. Try in 2019." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/23/2012)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2019

"The second wine [of Ch. Haut-Brion], the 2009 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, is almost as large a cuvée as the grand vin. This 7,000-case cuvée is a blend of 46% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest small quantities of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Once again the burning ember/scorched earth characteristic that often comes from Haut-Brion is found in the second wine, along with more kirsch and cassis, fewer nuances and less complexity than its bigger sibling. The wine is full-bodied with the minerality offered by this terroir as well as plenty of sweet tannins. This is the finest second wine Haut-Brion has produced since the astonishing 1989 Bahans-Haut-Brion. Enjoy it over the next two decades." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #199
(WA, 02/01/2012)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2012-2032

"This delivers the textbook profile of the appellation and vintage, with dense but mouthwatering tar, cassis, blackberry, bay leaf and dark cocoa notes all melded together and driving through the grippy finish. Approachable, but better with some time. Best from 2013 through 2023. 6,665 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2012)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2013-2023

"The 2009 Clarence de Haut-Brion has a refined and elegant bouquet with pure red fruit, undergrowth, clove and leather, perhaps just a little brettanomyces becoming more obvious with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, rounded in texture with truffle and leather infused red fruit. There is fine grip on the finish and it should continue to age extremely well in bottle. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2022-2038

"Tasted blind. Light nose. Ripe, fresh fruit. Intense and with good concentration on the palate but a bit aggressive and the opposite of mellow. Long, though, and youthful." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/05/2019)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2020-2034

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