Clarendelle By Haut-Brion Rouge 2014
A deep colour and a soft bouquet of liquorice and blackcurrant. Clarendelle By Haut-Brion Rouge 2014 has violet and slightly toasty nuances on the palate. The texture is velvety and the flavour altogether powerful and elegant. There is a wonderful refined balance between high-quality tannin, concentration, tension, and freshness. A lovely vintage for Clarendelle!
2014 will long be remembered because of the fine Indian summer that was vital to the quality of the vintage. After a beautiful spring which meant that the growing season was off to a good start, summer weather was more challenging, which slowed down ripening. However, the month of September was marvellous: dry and very sunny, with temperatures close to 30°C – and just the right amount or rain to enable the vines to regain their vigour. This beautiful Indian summer, with cool nights, was conducive to excellent ripening, and the grapes were in tip-top condition. The Merlot grapes were picked later than usual and the Cabernets were harvested even later in the season, especially on the Left Bank.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Merlot 74%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Cabernet Franc 6%
Country - France
Region - Bordeaux
Vintage - 2014
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13%