Château la Tour Carnet Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc 2007
Editorial Reviews for Château la Tour Carnet Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc
Raw wood, woodsy, balsam on the nose, tight and foursquare in the mouth, ungenerous, dry, hard, lean finish, tight little bugger should improve (tentatively (85-86)
Typical ruby-red color at adolescence. Appears early-maturing - perhaps fully decked out by 2012. Beautiful red fruit dominance on the nose due, no doubt to the high percentage of Merlot (for an Haut-Medoc). A bit lean consistent with the vintage with very soft, approachable tannins and drinking very well now. Quite delicious and perhaps a bit underrated. The Merlot frame was likely a good thing given the vintage - a bit more like a right bank number than like neighbors on the Rive Gauche. Decent quality if lacking some stuffing mid-palate.
for 2007, I like this wine. I believe the wine has the highest amount of Merlot to come from its current owner as of yet, about 71%. The wine is very firm, and has a fair amount of woodsy oak and rich fruit, yet retains a finesse. I was able to taste this wine at the des union grand crus de bordeaux tasting. It was caught my attention. This wine does need some time, and I think it will be a nice one.
External Reviews for Château la Tour Carnet Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc
Purple color almost black. Very fruity creamy nose moderately aromatic. Smooth fruity and tasty on the palate. On the second part of the palate the wine finishes dense a bit thick but with taste. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com
Owned by Bernard Magrez (Chateau Pape Clement). About two thirds Merlot and one third Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Nice brilliant color with a lot going on in the nose. Fruit forward with good minerality. Medium... David Derby. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 La Tour Carnet 750ml