Clarendelle Bordeaux Red

This red wine conveys balance and elegance rather than jammy concentration. The subtle character and structure of Clarendelle Bordeaux Red come from its inspired blend of three traditional varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. By blending the quality and characteristics of each varietal, the Domaine Clarence Dillon oenologists and the Clarence Dillon Wines team produce perfectly harmonious wines.

Tasting notes

Thanks to the large percentage of Merlot from Bordeaux’s Right Bank, Clarendelle is a deeply-colored, concentrated, well-structured, and full-bodied wine. It has a bouquet of fresh red fruit (raspberry, cherry, and blackberry) as well as overtones of spice and licorice. Cabernet contributes freshness along with floral and mineral notes.rn2004 Clarendelle has a deep color, beautiful acidity, and a silky texture. Like all the best wines of the vintage, it has fine ageing potential.


Bud break occurred on time, in mid-March/early April, after a cool, wet winter.rnThis bode well for healthy yields, which was confirmed by quick, even flowering with only a few shot berries. The large potential crop size was reduced thanks to pruning and green harvesting. The warm, dry weather in June and July was conducive to good flowering and fruit set.rnThe weather in August, September, and October was warm, but not excessively so. This made for slow ripening that enhanced the development of aromatic compounds. Upon maturity, sugar levels were good and yields were low. Technicity combined with phenolic maturity and aromatic freshness: 2004 was really the year for master wine makers.rnThe red wine grape harvest began in late September, but was staggered to allow each grape variety to attain peak ripeness.

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  • Serving suggestions

    Peak: 2010-2012rnrnu0026nbsp;rnrnServing temperature: 18°-20°Crnrnu0026nbsp;rnrnWe suggest you open and decant Clarendelle Rougernone hour before serving it.

  • Grapes varieties

    80% Merlotrn11% Cabernet Sauvignonrn9% Cabernet Franc