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Snooth User: markhunt1980

Chateau La Tour Carnet

Posted by markhunt1980, Aug 30, 2010.

Dear All,

After drinking a wonderful bottle of Nicolas Potel Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2007, I decided to check on some of my other bottles (just for fun, having just started sort of an extremely modest collection).

To my great pleasure I discovered a bottle of Chateau La Tour Carnet 1994 Grand Cru. When I then searched the wine on Snooth it came up with 2 different wines.

The first:


La Tour Carnet 1994 Winery:Château La Tour CarnetVarietal:Bordeaux BlendRegion:France > Bordeaux > Haut-médocType:Red Wine
and the second, 
Chateau la Tour Carnet Haute-Medoc Grand Cru Classe 1994
Winery:Château La Tour CarnetVarietal:Cabernet SauvignonRegion:France > Bordeaux > Haut-médocType:Red Wine


Now I might be a wine philistine, but I was under the impression that a Grand Cru is always rarer and more expensive than the former. Yet the Grand cru price is significantly lower than the La Tour Carnet bottle (I apologize for talking about money in this post, but when I saw the price listing I thought I'd like to know whether I own such a valuable bottle.) . Is it just a question of the Varietal?


Kind regards,



Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Aug 31, 2010.

Hi Mark, these are in fact one and the same. The Grand Cru Classe refers to this Chateau's inclusion in the 1855 Bordeaux classification as a fourth growth.

The prices we have listed are unreasonably high for this wine and I can only assume that they were in fact listed in an alternate currency, perhaps Hong Kong dollars.

Thanks for pointing this out, I have merged the three listing for this one into one.

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