La Clarte de Haut Brion 2016

Product Details

Vintage
2016
Colour
White
Appellation
Pessac Leognan

Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats

Pack Size Source You Buy Qty Action
3 x 3.0L BI Stock IB £780.00 15 cs

IB (In Bond): Price excludes UK duty & VAT | DP (Duty Paid): Price includes UK duty and excludes VAT

Tasting Notes and Scores

BI
92-93

Fresh, flinty, mineral. Some real grip on the palate, with richness and brightness in great balance. Long finish, very clean and pure. - April 2017

Neal Martin
87-89

The 2016 La Clarte de Haut-Brion Blanc is a blend of 23.7% Sauvignon Blanc and 76.3% Sémillon. 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.

James Suckling
93-94

Very salty and fruity with lots of dried pineapple and lemon rind. Medium-to full-bodied, dense and long. White pepper, too. - March 2017

Jancis Robinson
17/20

Mainly Sémillon. Rich and sweet and seductive. Spicy and racy. Drink 2018-2024. - jancisrobinson.com, April 2017

Antonio Galloni
88-91

The 2016 La Clarté de Haut-Brion feels quite rich and intense owing to the high percentage of Sémillon (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 Clarté 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. - vinous.com, April 2017

Jeb Dunnuck
94

The second wine of this incredible estate is the 2016 La Clarte de Haut Brion Blanc (76.3% Sémillon and 23.7% Sauvignon). As with the grand vin, it has an incredible mix of vibrancy and richness as well as beautiful tart citrus, lime, white flowers, and crushed rock aromas and flavors. Fresh, focused, medium-bodied, and with bracing acidity yet terrific concentration, it too needs short-term cellaring and should keep for two decades. - jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

Decanter
90

This is very attractive, with a pale-gold colour and a gentle white pepper spice aroma accompanied by citrus zest, apple blossom and jasmine, with a touch of candle wax. It's very good, if a touch below the 2017. Persistent, richly aromatic, altogether a knockout second wine. - decanter.com, Jane Anson, December 2018