The 2015 La Clarté de Haut-Brion is lighter in color than its peers. Here, the SO2 seems to occlude fruit intensity and the nose lacks the focus and definition one would expect. The palate is better, offering lime and citrus fruit; a little peachiness develops with aeration. The candied, sweet finish lacks complexity. Not bad, but the aromatics need to be addressed. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2029