Country of Origin: France
Region: Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Merlot
Winemaker / Tasting Notes
The story of Clarendelle is directly linked to the iconic first growth estate of Chateau Haut Brion in Bordeaux. In 2005, nearly 75 years after Clarence Dillon purchased the original Chateau Haut Brion, his great grandson (& President of Domaine Clarence Dillon) Prince Robert of Luxembourg launched a new super premium branded wine he named Clarendelle in honor of his great grandfather. This brand was established as an affordable alternative to the Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion labels. Made from 77% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Clarendelle St. Emilion shows off an intensely brilliant red color. The nose evokes aromas of Dark Burlat Cherry & black plum along with beautiful floral scents. The dark fruit flavors carry over to the palate with added pepper & spice notes complemented by an elegant, fine-grained tannic structure culminating in a long, fresh, & fruity finish. Over-all, this is a well-balanced & elegantly sophisticated wine.