Clarence Dillon Wines
Clarendelle Inspiré par Haut-Brion Saint-Émilion
About this winery
Clarence Dillon Wines is one of Bordeaux's leading fine wine merchants and the creator and exclusive seller of Bordeaux's first super premium brand: Clarendelle, inspired by Haut-Brion. Since its creation in 2005, Clarence Dillon Wines has been active as a wine merchant and represents more than 100 of the most prestigious estates in Bordeaux. Sold as en primeur or deliverable wines, the wines marketed by Clarence Dillon Wines come in great majority directly from the Châteaux. The wines are...
Every vintage has its own surprises, with 2019 being remembered as a year full of contrasts in the Bordeaux region. The heatwave in late June/early July came as a sign of relief for winegrowers.The radical change in the weather conditions resulted in July being the hottest month of the decade. Several much-welcomed rainstorms in late July paved the way for véraison, or colour change, which took place evenly, thanks to the efforts of winegrowers during the month of August. For several years, the weather conditions in late summer have produced very fine vintages in Bordeaux, made from exceptionally healthy grapes. This year looks set to follow this trend, joining the ranks of the finest vintages ending in “9”!This is one of the greatest vintages of the decade, with wonderful Merlots and Cabernet Francs, which coped well with drought conditions in clay-limestone terroirs on the Right Bank.
Brilliant colour, with a beautiful, dark red hue. The maturity is evident from the outset, with fleshy red berry aromas, particularly black cherry and blackcurrant. They are followed by some subtle animal notes, hints of forest floor and a dash of violet. The gentle extraction process has yielded a well-balanced and concentrated wine, with velvety smooth tannins. The palate is full-bodied and indulgent, with splashes of chocolate and Morello cherry. The aftertaste reveals nuances of pepper and liquorice. Great length of flavour, silky and delicious throughout. These are truly magnificent wines, powerful and wonderfully complex.