Last Tuesday, I had the privilege of presenting Wine Brands at the WH Smith bookstore in Paris. besides listening to my blurb on the book, the attendants had the pleasure to taste one of my very favorite wine brand, Clarendelle in two colors and vintages: 2003 Clarendelle Red and 2005 Clarendelle white.
Not familiar with this brand yet? Clarendelle is certainly the first premium Bordeaux brand. It is the brain child of Prince Robert of Luxembourg, now President of the fabled Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion. It is also an homage to his great-grand father, Clarence Dillon, who bought Château Haut-Brion in 1935. More than seventy years after the arrival of Clarence Dillon in Bordeaux, his great-grandson, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, has opened a new chapter in the Dillon family story in Bordeaux, by creating Clarendelle. Both wines highlighted the evening by their quality and were highly appreciated by the guests.