Peter Maude Fine Wines

2020, La Clarté de Haut-Brion Blanc, PESSAC-LÉOGNAN


Bordeaux Blend: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon.

Second wine of Château Haut-Brion.

The 2020 La Clarté de Haut-Brion, bottled end of May, maintains the attractive orchard fruit, Granny Smith and light wild peach aromas on the nose that I found from barrel. The palate is well balanced with a twist of bitter lemon, fresh with a slightly pithy finish. Enjoy over the next decade. 89 Neal Martin, Vinous.

The 2020 La Clarté de Haut-Brion is airy, bright and gracious, all of which make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Citrus peel, white flowers, mint, sage and green apple are all laced together in this breezy, charming white. 90-92 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

The 2020 La Clarté de Haut-Brion is showing nicely in bottle, bursting with notions of grapefruit, nectarine, lemongrass and pastry cream. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a sweet core of fruit and a chalky finish, it will offer demonstrative drinking young. 92 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

The 2020 La Clarté de Haut-Brion is a blend of 74.8% Sémillon and 25.2% Sauvignon Blanc, harvested from 19th to 28th August, with an estimated alcohol of 13.4%. It opens with intense notes of fresh pineapple, white peaches and lemon curd with suggestions of honeysuckle, paraffin wax and chalk dust. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers bags of juicy peaches and citrus flavours, accented by tropical fruit opulence and supported with refreshing acidity, finishing with a spicy kick. 90-92 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate.

Powerfully rich with excellent weight through the mid palate. Silky in texture, seductive but balanced by an enjoyable touch of green apple and steel through the close of play. Harvest from 19th to 28th August. 92 Jane Anson, Decanter.

Drinking Window: 2023 - 2033

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