2014 Pessac-Leognan Rouge, Second vin du Chateau Haut-Brion from Bordeaux.
The 2014 Clarence Haut-Brion is vinified by Château Haut-Brion and carries all the promises of a well-achieved vintage under a splendid and long Indian summer. This Second vin du Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Rouge is 80% Merlot. The former gives off subtle floral, fruity and woodland notes. The attack is silky and evolves on roundness on the mid-palate. The tannins are dense, blended - mark of 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc - and well-integrated in a full-bodied and fleshy wine. The fruit intensity is confirmed. On the whole, this wine is both frank and consistent.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, you could argue, has a more engaging bouquet vis-à-vis the La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion, a scintilla more mineralité and tension demonstrated in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, vibrant wild strawberry and blackcurrant fruit intermingling with white pepper, bay leaf and cedar. There is admirable persistence in the mouth suggesting that it will offer 12-15 years drinking pleasure. This is very fine.