Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2007
Tasting Notes and Scores
The 2007 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion (formerly called Bahans Haut-Brion) possesses sweet and sour cherry, damp earth, spice box, smoke, and forest floor characteristics. It is pure, medium-bodied, and elegant, much in the style of its bigger sibling. Drink it over the next 6-7 years.
The debut 2007 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion has more vigor than the 2007 Les Carmes Haut-Brion; red dusky fruit, warm gravel and a touch of leather opens nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, almost Pomerol-like in style with a fresh, savory, bacon fat-tinged finish. I would drink this now rather than later. Tasted March 2015.
– The Wine Advocate#231, June 2017