Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion

+33 5 56 93 23 40 197, Avenue Jean Cordier
Pessac, 33600
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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, Read more »

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    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  •    I just posted almost all of my notes on Bordeaux 2012 on my ... my ... was great to enjoy Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion 2005, which, after the Rauzan Segla 2001, proved more giving, richer - and one can sense the Merlot here, but not overdone.  The Chateau Langoa Barton 2005 was smooth yet tannic, while the Chateau Figeac 2005 is just gorg... Read More

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  • Château Les Carmes Haut-brion France Nath. Johnston & Fils 2005

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

    Wine review by trufflupagus


  • Les Carmes Haut-brion Pessac-léognan 2003

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    Deep, rich, bold, tannic but very very nice. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • I've gotten a lot of flack for some of my opinions about these 2007 Bordeaux. While there certainly are many poor 2007s, the vintage is not a complete wash-out. It really depends a bit on what a person is looking for. 2007 Bordeaux, at their worst, exhibit bitter unripe tannins and dominant, green vegetal flavors, but is there more to this vinta... Read More

    From the article 2007 Bordeaux: The Left Bank


  • Les Carmes Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan Red Blend 2007

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    Woody, cedary, yet soil driven nose, notes of talc, flowers and gingerbread add some complexity light bodied, bright, a touch simple, quite floral with astringent red fruit tones in the mouth, minty finish is a bit short, turns quite minty (85-86) Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Les Carmes Haut-brion Pessac-léognan 2003

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    Wine review by labritannique


  • Les Carmes Haut-brion Pessac-léognan 2003

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    6/10/14 = 30/50 Read More

    Wine review by mistersplice


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  • Château Les Carmes Haut-brion France Nath. Johnston & Fils 2005

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    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 Read More

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  • Château Les Carmes Haut-brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-léognan 2006

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    Very drinkable blend that had a great smoothness to it, went fantastic with our roast beef main course. Read More

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