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Château les Carmes Haut-Brion France Nath. Johnston & Fils 2005

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Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Type of Vine: Blend

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Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion:
At Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion, each individual vine, every step of the winemaking processes receives meticulous care. Didier Furt and his wife Caroline have recently renovated this jewel of an estate. The cellars have been enlarged. Small vats from 40 to 80 hectoliters allow separate vinification of each vineyard block. The wine matures in small oaks casks in the aging cellar built in 1987... Read more
At Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion, each individual vine, every step of the winemaking processes receives meticulous care. Didier Furt and his wife Caroline have recently renovated this jewel of an estate. The cellars have been enlarged. Small vats from 40 to 80 hectoliters allow separate vinification of each vineyard block. The wine matures in small oaks casks in the aging cellar built in 1987, and is then bottled at the chateau. The estate is advised by the Dean of the Faculty of Enology of Bordeaux, Yves Glories, an eminent researcher ans consulting enologist. Glories has created a technique for precise monitoring of grape skin color and tannins, allowing exact measurement of optimum ripeness and hence the choice oh the perfect harvest date. It is thus possible to adapt the vinification of each vat to accurately reflect the vineyard and vintage. Les Carmes Haut-Brion is a wine characteristic of its appellation, subtle, elegant, and well-suited for aging. Complex, aromatic, and perfectly balanced, it is the subject of increasing demand. It is also a rare wine, with only 20, 000 bottles produced each year. The progress of the last few years is evident : in expert tastings, Les Carmes Haut-Brion is consistently awarded top scores comparable with the greatest wines of the appellation. Read less

Member Reviews for Château les Carmes Haut-Brion France Nath. Johnston & Fils

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Snooth User: joss
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4.50 5
09/27/2009

this was a real treat to drink w/o food, slowly, savoring it with friends. maganificent nose and explosive on the tongue, it opens gradually and finishes well and long. heavy floral and woody notes and yet somehow delicate on the palate. a winner


Snooth User: trufflupagus
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4.50 5
12/17/2010

A perfect medium-bodied Bordeaux. Smooth and mellow all the way through.


External Reviews for Château les Carmes Haut-Brion France Nath. Johnston & Fils

External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

This is a wonderful rare wine which is only available in limited quantities . Usually there are no more than a few bottles in stock and may sell out quickly. We will contact you immediately if this item become unavailable or if we have any problems


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/04/2009

This jewel of an estate hidden in a beautiful park (with a swan-filled lake), just behind Haut-Brion, has produced the finest Les Carmes since the 1998 and 2000. The 2005's huge, fragrant nose of spring flowers, blue and red fruits, cedar, and wet rocks soars from the glass. While not a powerful blockbuster, this medium-bodied wine�s terrific intensity, fruit purity, elegance, delicacy, and long persistent finish suggest it will be at its finest between 2011-2025. A liqueur of elegance and grace.


External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
03/09/2010

This has a fine nose, showing some ripe fruit and still marked with nutty oak. There is an awful lot to the palate, starting with a big, structured personality, based on a lot of tannin and fleshy extract. There is a somewhat flashy character to it, but there is a lovely flavour profile on the palate and a rounded, rather pure composition. The balance is perhaps on the edge, but it is a young wine and I do not think it has gone too far. This could be excellent with time. From my tasting of 2005 Bordeaux at two years of age.


External Review
01/16/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Carmes Haut Brion, Les 750ml



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