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Poor Mans Haut Brion

Haut Brion is of course one of the Great First Growths of Bordeaux. From the region of Pessac Leognan in the south of Bordeaux it creates wines of finesse rather than brute force. Of course bottles range from $500.00 and way up so not many of us ever get to experience it. But did you know that this fabled Chateau also makes wine that the average wine drinker can aspire too?

West Palm Wines is happy to offer Clarendelle Rouge from the
Clarence Dillon Collection. The wine is High Quality and we have
the lowest prices on the net. E-mail Jim@westpalmwines.com to secure your order!



Watch this beautiful video about the wines of Clarendelle.

Mr Clarence Dillon, an eminent American financier, visited Bordeaux in 1934. He fell under the spell of Château Haut-Brion and recognized the unique opportunity of acquiring such a legendary estate: he had discovered a precious jewel waiting to shine once again. Although famous for centuries, Haut-Brion was going through difficult times. 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, as well as to the wines of Bordeaux. 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 thanks to the men and women responsible for implementing them. In 1983, the Dillon family also acquired the neighboring estate, Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Today, the family-owned Domaine Clarence Dillon is privileged to own four growths of unequalled reputation: two great red wines and two great white wines from Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Domaine Clarence Dillon’s expertise, founded on five centuries of history, is reflected in every wine produced by the estate.

In 2005, seventy years after Clarence Dillon’s arrival, his great-grandson, Prince Robert de Luxembourg, began writing a new chapter of the Dillon family’s history by establishing Clarence Dillon Wines to produce and sell the first premium brand wine in Bordeaux: “Clarendelle”. Inspired by Clarence Dillon’s name, 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. Through the creation of Clarendelle, Clarence Dillon Wines and Domaine Clarence Dillon wish to shed a new light on the tremendous potential and savoir faire of this region, that have made it a benchmark for the entire world. With this outstanding terroir, passionate and qualified men and women, and an expertise handed down over centuries, all the necessary ingredients were there for the creation of a top-end Bordeaux brand.The vision of this ambassador brand and the passion of both Domaine Clarence Dillon and Clarence Dillon Wines and the strong motivation of their teams, have led to the creation of Clarendelle in 2005.

*2013 Clarendelle Rouge
$15.99btl/$172.69 per case
(Compare at $19.99 Everywhere Else)
(Jim Sirna 93)
This wine’s paramo
unt feature is its freshness thanks to good acidity that underlines its intrinsic fruitiness. It is very well-balanced and has a brilliant, intense, ruby-red color. The nose is complex and fruity, with tangy redcurrant and blueberry aromas. The tannin is elegant and silky. The acidity on the palate perfectly complements the attractive fruit and confers an attractive lightness. There is a long aftertaste with a beautiful fruity finish. A vintage in which Clarendelle is fully worthy of its reputation