2019

Clarendelle Medoc

Clarendelle Medoc, Inspired by Haut-Brion, is a delicate and elegant red wine. Like the great Medocs, often quite tannic when young, it becomes more balanced with age. Clarendelle Medoc, Inspired by Haut-Brion, is a subtle blend of two traditional grape varieties from Bordeaux: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We find in this wine all the complexity and character of its terroir.

Tasting notes

A beautiful, brilliant dark red wine with aromas of plump red fruit. Starts out with cherry, blackcurrant and prune followed by animal notes and hints of violet, along with spicy and menthol aromas. The finish culminates in a beautiful long aftertaste with very velvety tannins, a fine balance and substance. The wine is powerful and complex with a mineral texture that brings wonderful acidity and counterbalances the power.

Climate

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”! The plots of Merlot benefited from dry and sunny weather conditions right up to harvesting, resulting in a full-bodied, delicious and powerful wine on the palate with the Cabernet adding freshness and balance.

A few figures

  • Serving suggestions

    Serving temperature: 18°- 20°C

    We suggest you open and decant Clarendelle Medoc one hour before serving it.

  • Grapes varieties

    62% Merlot

    33% Cabernet Sauvignon

    5% Petit Verdot

  • Alcohol by volume

    13.5°

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