- “Captures all of the gravitas of the grand vin,” says Antonio Galloni.
- The wine has been released internationally at £1,440 (12×75).
- The 2010 vintage offers very good value for money.
The 2020 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion has been released for €120 per bottle ex-négociant, up 25% on the 2019 release.
The wine is being offered by the international trade for £1,440 per 12×75, 25.2% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.
The 2020 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion received 91-93 points from both Vinous critics Neal Martin and Antonio Galloni.
Galloni called it “a jewel of a wine” and said it “captures all of the gravitas of the grand vin, but in a more accessible style”.
Martin observed that it is “quite heady and bold for a second wine (even the second wine of a First Growth!)”. He added that, “there is a lot of density in this Le Clarence and a little more structure than usual, and it suits it well”.
James Suckling awarded it a barrel range of 96-97 and said it was a “top second wine”.
Recent vintages 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2015 offer Fair Value, with 92-points from Martin and costing less than today’s release.
The 2010 is another compelling alternative, boasting 94-points from Martin and available for £1,075 per case.
Prices for Haut-Brion’s second wine also show age correlation. The 2008 thus presents another good value option, having spent 12 years in bottle and also carrying 92-points from Martin.
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