Le Clarence de Haut-Brion


  • Second wine of a Premier Cru Classé
  • Clarence de Haut Brion is one of the most sought-after wines in the Bordeaux square
  • All the specificities of the Grand Vin in a dimension that will allow you to enjoy it more quickly
  • Great educational opportunity before discovering Château Haut-Brion
  • The care given to the culture of the vine of this Castle in the middle of the city is very important and gives a wine of very high quality
  • The care given to the second wine allows to find the unique signature, the “made in” Haut-Brion
  • Very good grades for a second wine


Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is the second wine of Château Haut-Brion, Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855, and comes from the same vines as this one. The history of Château Haut-Brion, the oldest of Bordeaux’s Grands Crus, dates back to five centuries ago. Its name refers to the Gascon toponym “Haut Brion” which designates the gravelly terrace located between the streams of the Peugue and the Serpent. Jean de Pontac (1488-1589) bought the noble house of Haut-Brion, giving birth to a large vineyard whose durability will be assured over the centuries. He undertook the construction of the Castle in 1549. The historian Paul Roudie will not hesitate to qualify the residence of the first Château “Authentiquement Vinicole”.

In 1855, Haut Brion rose to the rank of Premier Cru Classé. In 1935, Château Haut-Brion was acquired by the American banker Clarence Dillon. Later, in 1939, he turned it into a hospital to accommodate the wounded officers of the French army. Since then, the property is still part of the same family. The estate also produce white and red wines.


The terroir of Château Haut-Brion is 48 hectares planted with 45.4% Merlot, 43.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.7% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It ages in new barrels for part, in barrels of a wine (having already served the Grand Vin of the previous year) for the balance.


At the tasting, the Clarence de Haut-Brion offers all the unique specificities of the Grand Vin, but by being ready to drink.

Their Team

  • Propriétaire : Domaine Clarence Dillon SA
  • Président directeur général : Duchesse de MOUCHY
  • Directeur général : Prince ROBERT DE LUXEMBOURG
  • Directeur d’exploitation : Jean-Philippe DELMAS
  • Chef de culture : Pascal BARATIE
  • Œnologue et maître de chai : Jean-Philippe MASCLEF

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