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83 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon & 7 % Cabernet Franc
"Inspired by Haut-Brion" says it all... or almost! 1935 sees the creation of the family company when Mr. Clarence Dillon acquires the legendary Chateau Haut-Brion. In 2005, his great grandson, Prince Robert of Luxenbourg opens a new chapter with the creation of Clarendelle. Overseen by the same wine making team as the First Growth, Clarendelle is born of a longstanding culture of expert blending. The guiding principle remains to present perfectly aged wines, inspired by their heritage and reflecting the hallmarks of the great estates: Elegance, Balance and Complexity.
The unusual weather in 2015 was responsible for producing a vintage of extremely fine quality.
Above and beyond the intrinsic elegance, balance, and complexity of Clarendelle wines, this vintage is unquestionably delicious. The warm spring was conducive to even flowering, followed by even warmer temperatures in June and July that led vigorous vine growth enhanced by water reserves accumulated over the rainy winter. The more temperate months of August and September, without excessive sunshine, were favorable to good ripening and refined aromatic expression. Autumn weather was ideal for maturing tannin in the grape skins. The harvest took place relatively late and the fruit was of very
2015: A delicious vintage! The wines have a deep garnet-red color and feature excellent balance.
They also have noticeable, but moderate acidity as well as crunchy ripe red fruit flavors, along with
hints of spice and licorice. The tannin is round, smooth, and velvety. The delicious aftertaste is
rich and concentrated.