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2016 Haut-Brion - La Clarte de Haut-Brion

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
  • 89 WA
  • 17 JR
  • 94 JS
  • Variety
    Sémillon
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SKU: 385391-2016-750-1A
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mainly Semillon. Rich and sweet and seductive. Spicy and racy. Drink 2018-2024
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The 2016 La Clarte de Haut-Brion Blanc is a blend of 23.7% Sauvignon Blanc and 76.3% Semillon. It has a light lime flower scented bouquet that does not quite have the vigor of the 2015 last year. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, taut and linear with fresh grapefruit and hints of pineapple towards the brisk finish.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Vinous | Rating: 91

    The 2016 La Clarte de Haut-Brion feels quite rich and intense owing to the high percentage of Semillon (76 percent) in the blend this year. A phenolic, broad white, the 2016 has plenty of personality, although it naturally lacks the pedigree of the top selections. It will be interesting to see if the Clarte finds a bit more harmony during its aging. Today, some of the edges show through. Citrus peel, stone fruit, mint and chalk add closing nuances.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 94

    Very salty and fruity with lots of dried pineapple and lemon rind. Medium-to full-bodied, dense and long. White pepper, too.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 6 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors