Seventy years after Clarence Dillon arrived in Bordeaux, his first great grandson, Prince Robert of Luxembourg has started a new chapter in the history of the Dillon family in Bordeaux, with the creation of Clarence Dillon Wines, its Negoce division.
Clarence Dillon Wines produces, sells and promotes the first premium brand in Bordeaux: Clarendelle (see page 23). Clarence Dillon Wines is also a negociant for Grands Crus Estates. As such, besides the wines of Domaine Clarence Dillon (owners of Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion in Pessac-Léognan, and Château Quintus in Saint-Émilion), they represent over fifty prestigious Château in two different ways- En Primeurs and back vintages.
Clarence Dillon Wines guarantee that all of the wines are always sourced directly from the Château. Storage conditions are strictly monitored in terms of temperature, humidity and security.
2012 Blason d’Issan – this is the second wine of Château d’Issan in Margaux, first introduced in 1995 to enable selection amongst their vines growing in the Margaux appellation area. Fruit from their youngest vines is used to produce this wine. Blason d’Issan is also aged in barrels for 14-16 months, one third of which are new. The 2012 vintage is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot.
2013 Le Haut-Médoc de Lagrange– This 18 hectare island of gravelly-clay soils located in the neighbouring commune was purchased by Château Lagrange in 2012. This cooler area
is less than 5km from Lagrange and its milder climate near the river. The winemaking team from Château Lagrange are now producing some excellent wines from this vineyard. The 2013 was a difficult year in general, but managed well in the vineyard by the team at Lagrange, with a very short harvesting period. The 2013 vintage is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot.
Winemaker: Rodolphe De Pins
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