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Clarendelle Pessac-Léognan

Clarendelle
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionBordeaux
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionPessac-Léognan
Drinking Window
GrapesCabernet SauvignonMerlotCabernet Franc
Wine Description:
Clarendelle Pessac-Léognan is a prestigious wine from the renowned Pessac-Léognan appellation in Bordeaux, France. Crafted with expertise and finesse, this wine showcases the exceptional quality of the vineyards in the region. The vineyard features well-drained gravelly soils, which contribute to the wine's elegance and complexity. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the finest grapes, followed by traditional fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is characterized by its refined style, with a harmonious balance of fruit, tannins, and acidity. Clarendelle Pessac-Léognan is a true expression of the terroir, offering a delightful experience for wine enthusiasts. Read more
Pros:
  • Elegant and refined flavor profile
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  • Higher price point

User Rating:

3.9
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.8

Wine Expert Note:

Clarendelle Pessac-Léognan is a prestigious wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation in Bordeaux, France. This wine is known for its elegance, complexity, and age-worthiness. On the nose, Clarendelle Pessac-Léognan offers enticing aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and plum, accompanied by hints of tobacco, cedar, and earthy notes. The palate is concentrated and medium-bodied, with velvety tannins and a well-balanced acidity. Flavors of dark fruits, such as black cherry and blackcurrant, are complemented by nuances of spices, vanilla, and a touch of smokiness. The wine showcases a remarkable structure and depth, with a long and persistent finish. It is a blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, which contribute to its complexity and aging potential. Clarendelle Pessac-Léognan is best enjoyed after a few years of cellaring to allow its flavors to fully develop. Pair this wine with grilled red meats, game dishes, or hearty stews to enhance its flavors. It is also a delightful companion to aged cheeses. Serve it at around 16-18°C (61-64°F) to fully appreciate its characteristics. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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