Château Haut Claribès AOP Bordeaux Superieur 2018
  • Merlot
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 15.00% alc./vol

Château Haut Claribès AOP Bordeaux Superieur 2018

Regular price $17.00per bottle ($204.00per case)
12 bottles per case
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Full-Bodied & Rich

Located on the town of Gensac, between Libourne and Bergerac, the vineyard of Chateau Haut Claribès belongs to the Fontana area. It is planted on a clay and limestone soil and exposed on slopes facing south – southwest.

This 100% Merlot Bordeaux Superieur jumps out of the glass with all the gusto of the excellent 2018 vintage. A blend and premium quality selection of the most beautiful berries and the most mature from the old vines, this wine offers up a beautiful nose of ripe red fruits and plums followed by great structure and smooth tannin. 

Pair this wine alongside with grilled steak, roasted pork or a fine cheese and charcuterie board.

This product is part of the LCBO Vintages program. It may take approximately 10-14 business days to be delivered.

Press Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

90 points

Warm Merlot gives this ripe wine weight and makes the black-plum flavors attractive. Spice and acid combines with the density and the tannins so the wine should develop well. Drink from 2021.

Vintage Assessments - Michael Vaughan

90 points

This hefty 2018 offers Bordeaux fans remarkable value. Extremely deep intense purple colour, it has a robust, ripe albeit maturing, intense, Damson plum nose purée with some cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, very faintly herbaceous, ripe, intense, plummy-cherry flavours with lingering, faintly spicy, earth-tinged cassis, cedary-sandalwood notes on the lingering, still grippy finish. Mostly Merlot, it is a perfect rib steak Bordeaux and should keep well for another two-plus years. Plan to lay away a few bottles.

Wine Align - John Szabo, MS

90 points

Fine quality, succulent and fleshy, polished Bordeaux Supérieur, superior to the mean. Fruit is clearly ripe and fleshy, comfortably in the varietal black, plummy fruit spectrum for merlot (100%), with barrel spice and char a minor flavour contribution. I'd put this in the more modern stylistic camp, neither green nor overripe, just ripe and fresh in the 2018 style. 15% alcohol slips by without a whisper. Broad, wooly tannins could use another year or two to soften, but there's no need for long term ageing even if this could sit comfortably into the mid-late'20s no doubt.