From the owners of Château Haut-Brion, this is a claret of 5-Star pedigree, awarded 92 points by James Suckling and called “rich and velvety." Using grapes from their top performing St-Emilion properties, it shows all the generosity of the vintage.
American financier Clarence Dillon visited Bordeaux in 1934 and fell in love with world famous Château Haut-Brion. The estate wasn’t then in peak form, but that didn’t put him off one iota. Certain it was the jewel of Bordeaux, he bought it and so started his family’s long commitment to the region and fine wine. In 1983 they purchased La Mission Haut-Brion, next door, and the family have since extended their portfolio to other areas of Bordeaux. Clarendelle is the initiative of Clarence Dillon’s great grandson, Prince Robert of Luxembourg. This is their expressive Saint Emilion, using grapes from their impressive portfolio of properties, so as to express the best of a fine vintage. Only released when ready, this is an ideal red meat wine.
"Loads of juicy black fruit in the mid-palate with a soft texture and earthy finish"
Lisa Perrotti-Brown Wine Advocate