Clarendelle Blanc 2015 (Haut-Brion)
The absolute, complete, knock-it-out-of-the-park bargain of Bordeaux 2015 has just fallen into your lap... and it’s a dry white Bordeaux. Made by Haut-Brion. For under £15 per bottle IB.
Yes, you read that right. Clarendelle Blanc is the estate white wine of the Clarence Dillon Pessac-Léognan properties, made by the same team as Haut-Brion and La Mission and, in the case of the 2015, actually including some of the declassified fruit from the Grand Vins themselves. It’s worth remembering that these wines were each released at over £5000 per case and whilst we wouldn’t dream of making a direct comparison, you would never believe that this stunning white is as inexpensive as it is.
We love dry white Bordeaux and this brilliant effort, made from 49% Sémillon, 45% Sauvignon Blanc and a splash of Muscadelle, has the makings of a truly classic example – and when you dive in, it doesn’t disappoint. We opened a bottle in the office yesterday and it immediately created quite the buzz; it has a beautiful nose of ripe stone fruit carefully balanced with fresh citrus and floral characters, and the palate has a stunning weight and texture which totally defies its price.
Showing true class and pedigree, this is without doubt the bargain of the vintage!
- Price: £14.58
- Pack Size: 12 x 0.75L
- Status: IB
- Quantity: 9
- ETA: September 2016
Tasting Notes and Scores
Immediately fresh, bright, generous and with attractive minerality on the nose, this promises all the vibrant fruit we have come to expect from 2015. The palate does not disappoint with impressive weight and texture, a real density of mid-palate flavour and full-on tropical and citrus fruits. There’s real breeding and presence in the glass – showing its roots and the quality of winemaking. Impressive and delicious now and over the next few years!