Clarendelle Amber by Haut Brion
Country: France, Bordeaux
Tasting Notes: The character and subtle structure of Clarendelle Amberwine are due to late-harvested grapes that are either overripe or affected by Botrytis cinerea (i.e.”noble rot” like in Sauternes). Amberwine‘s name comes from the magnificent amber colour it takes on after 10 years.
Clear pale yellow colour. The combination of two types of grapes accounts for the bouquet’s wonderful complexity. The wine is full and generous on the palate. It also has a tangy, mentholated side, as well as white peach and apricot flavours. 2012 is a good vintage in Monbazillac thanks to the discreet acidity and outstanding sweetness.
Varietal: Blend of 80% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc,10% Muscadelle