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Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France 2016

Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France 2016

REVIEWS:
5

5 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
96/100

Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion

750ML

£160.00

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Product Information

COUNTRY:

France

GRAPE:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

REGION:

Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2020 - 2035

VINTAGE:

2016

ABV:

SKU: 100217 Category: Tags: , , , ,

Description

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2016 was purchased in its original wooden case.

Les Carmes Haut-Brion is situated in very close proximity to the famed Bordeaux first growth of Haut-Brion. Its origins date back to 1854 when Lord Jean de Pontac of Haut-Brion, who was 101 years old, felt the time was ripe to prepare his way to Heaven. So he gave a watermill to the Carmes de Notre Dame. The Carmes monks ran the estate for 200 years, during which it became known as Les Carmes Haut-Brion.

After the French Revolution, the estate became public property, but was bought at the beginning of the 19th century by Léon Colin, a Bordeaux wine merchant and direct ancestor of the present owners, the Chantecaille-Furt family. Today Didier Furt and his wife Caroline run the estate, and are assisted by their charismatic daughter Pénélope.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

CRITIC SCORE:
96/100

The 2016 Les Carmes Haut-Brion offers finely tuned blackberry and briar aromas, and hints of cigar box and wild mint emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy and well-defined, leading into a fine-boned, classically styled and quite persistent finish. There is clearly some top-notch winemaking behind this deeply impressive Pessac-Léognan. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.
96/100 - Neal Martin, Vinous (Tasted January 2020)