Château Clarendelle Rouge - 2012
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Appellation: Grand Cru Classé Saint-Émilion
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, & Cabernet Franc
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Mr Clarence Dillon, an eminent American financier, visit- ed Bordeaux in 1934. He fell under the spell of Château Haut-Brion and recognized the unique opportunity of acquiring such a legendary estate. Mr Clarence Dillon purchased the estate in 1935 and this was the beginning of his family’s long commitment and dedication to this famous château. Every improvement and innovation since then has been guided by a love of perfection, and Château Haut-Brion has remained worthy of its noble heritage.
Today, Domaine Clarence Dillon, produces five rare and exceptional estate wines of unequalled reputation as well as their second wines. Domaine Clarence Dillon’s expertise, founded on five centuries of history, is reflect- ed in every wine produced by the estate. In 2005, Clarence Dillon’s great-grandson, Prince Robert de Luxembourg, began writing a new chapter of the Dil- lon family’s history by establishing Clarence Dillon Wines to produce and sell the first premium brand wine in Bordeaux: “Clarendelle”. Clarendelle’s mission is to pursue the heritage of perfection left by this great man and it is a tribute to the first member of the family to settle in Bordeaux. With this outstanding terroir, passion, qualified team, and expertise handed down over centuries, all the necessary ingredients were there for the creation of a top-end Bordeaux brand.
Named after Clarence Dillon who purchased Chateau Haut-Brion in 1935 this wine is made by the same team that make this famous wine. It is aged by the Domaine and only released once it is fully mature and ready to drink. This is a complex and fruity wine with ripe berry flavours, fresh acidity, silky tannins and a long persistent finish.