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Château la Tour Carnet Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc 2009
Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long finish. Solid and balanced, with pretty tannins. A polished young wine."-J.S. Wine Spectator. Robert Parker says, "The finest wine made here since the 2005, the 2009 (a blend of 53% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) was harvested between September 29 and October 22. Its dense purple color is followed by abundant aromas of camphor, charcoal, barrique, blackberries, and creme de cassis. Dense, structured, and full-bodied with high, but sweet, well-integrated tannins, and tremendous precision as well as freshness, this 2009 should evolve for 20-25 years.
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.
Beautiful wine here. Nose of oak, dark fruits ,tar and then red cherry fruits. Firm tannins and yet delicious, this wine is predominantly a merlot blend, and has the goods to age. Give it 4+ hours of air if consuming early. This wine is well balanced but needs time, as it is a bit firm in its present state. Very well crafted juice, and a wine that drinks like a solid 2nd growth from Pauillac or St. Julian region. Oui!
Very nice, especially once it has had a chance to open up in the glass or decanter.
A mellifluous decadent tour de force. Nah half bad;-)
External Reviews for Château la Tour Carnet Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc
Another sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon was cropped at a low 33 hectoliters per hectare, and the harvest was accomplished between October 7-25. The 2008 may turn out to be the best wine of the modern era, b... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 La Tour Carnet 750ml