Clarence Dillon Wines Clarendelle Blanc 2013

Bordeaux
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£15.50 per bottle
23 in stock

Beautiful pale yellow colour. Very concentrated, round, rich, and wonderfully vivacious on the palate, with mineral overtones. After quick fermentation, Sauvignon Blanc displays intense aromas of citrus and blood orange, whereas Semillon and Muscadelle show floral (rose) and fruity (white peach) overtones. Menthol nuances maintain the beautiful freshness and contribute to a long, pleasant aftertaste. A great year for dry white wines truly representative of Bordeaux.

Taste & Aroma

Score:92

Beautiful pale yellow colour. Very concentrated, round, rich, and wonderfully vivacious on the palate, with mineral overtones. After quick fermentation, Sauvignon Blanc displays intense aromas of citrus and blood orange, whereas Semillon and Muscadelle show floral (rose) and fruity (white peach) overtones. Menthol nuances maintain the beautiful freshness and contribute to a long, pleasant aftertaste. A great year for dry white wines truly representative of Bordeaux.

Stuart McCloskey

Producer

The famed Graves First-Growth, Château Haut Brion needs little introduction, the same can be said for La Mission Haut-Brion – Stuart has been working with both Châteaux since the release of their 2000 vintage (We are listed as one of their preferred UK merchants’ which is a nod to Stuart’s excellent relationship with them). Clarendelle, which I am sure is new to most (even hardened Bordeaux buyers’) is skillfully blended by the team at first-growth Château Haut-Brion. It is made primarily from grapes within Pessac-Léognan (including some from Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion), Saint-Émilion and the Haut-Médoc. In 2005, Prince Robert de Luxembourg created the first premium brand of Bordeaux wine: Clarendelle, named in honour of his great-grandfather, Mr Clarence Dillon. Inspired by Haut-Brion and produced by Clarence Dillon Wines, in conjunction with the winemaking team from Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Clarendelle is a family of blended wines made from traditional Bordeaux grape varietals. Through the creation of Clarendelle, Clarence Dillon Wines and Domaine Clarence Dillon wish to shed a new light on the tremendous potential and savoir faire of this region, with which, they have set a benchmark for the entire world...

Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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