La Clarté de Haut-Brion

La Clarté de Haut-Brion boasts a legendary and unique kinship: made from grapes grown on the terroir of Haut-Brion, it is born of two prestigious estates: Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion.

Tasting notes

Lovely, crystal-clear colour. Intense, highly-aromatic bouquet with lovely floral
(acacia blossom) and fruity (peach) aromas.
The wine is extremely fresh on the palate.
It often sounds slightly negative to say that a wine is “easy to drink”.
However, that is a pity – after all, is that not the primary reason why wines are made?
2010 La Clarté de Haut-Brion is already so enjoyable
that this would certainly be an appropriate descriptor.


The weather

A dry year with an arid summer. The weather during the growing season, from early April to late September, was the driest since 1949. This water deficit caused dehydration in the vines, concentrating the grape juice and producing the highest values ever measured, particularly in terms of sugar content.

Some Technical Information

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 1st to 10th 

  • Blend

    Semillon: 81%
    Sauvignon: 19%

  • New barrels

    52 %

  • Alcohol

    14 %  

  • Bottling date

    On July 8th 2011