Clarendelle Bordeaux Red
Clarendelle red 2003 reveals a deep purple colour with a nose of black currants, berries,
liquorice with a hint of spice, vanilla, roasted coffee and black chocolate. The well balanced
body is followed by a deep mid palate and supple tannins that lead to a textured and ﬂeshy
2003 was without a doubt a very exceptional year in terms of the weather. Although it did not beat the record for lowest rainfall, attained in 1961 (258 mm) for the period April to September inclusive, 2003 comes close behind with 263 mm. The hundred-year average is 410 mm and in the wettest year; in 1992, 697 mm of rain fell. However, in terms of temperature, all the records were broken in 2003.
A few figures
Anticipated drinking: 2006-2012
Ideal serving temperature: 18°C – 20 °C (65-68 °F)
We would recommend opening the wine and decanting one hour prior to serving.
67 % Merlot
29 % Cabernet Sauvignon
4 % Cabernet Franc