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Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2017

€690 Incl. VAT & DPA case of 6 Bottles (75cl) | €115 / Unit
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    The intensity and breadth of a prestigious Pessac-Léognan

    Unique Château located in the city of Bordeaux, the magnificent Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion is today at the top of the appellation's greatest growths Pessac-Léognan. Thanks to the passion and commitment of its current owners, the couple Patrice and Diane Pichet, Les Carmes Haut-Brion has distinguished itself by the constant qualitative excellence of its vintages.

    With an exceptional terroir benefiting from a privileged and enclosed location, the vineyard of Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion has been spared the torments caused by the frost episodes at the end of April 2017. Volume and quality, with half of the grapes harvested in whole bunches, all the conditions were met to produce a great vintage.

    With vinifications orchestrated by the talented Guillaume Pouthier, advised by the renowned consultant oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt, the identity of this exceptional terroir is revealed in a sublime expression of purity and intensity.

    Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2017 shows its singularity by its dominant of Cabernet Franc (41%) in blend, supplemented by Cabernet Sauvignon (29%) and Merlot (30%).

    Harmonious and powerful, the nose discovers the brilliance of perfectly ripe fruit while with aeration, the vintage discovers the depth of its bouquet on the delicacy of floral scents punctuated with minerality reminiscent of graphite and the tip of a pencil. The slightly mentholated freshness of the attack in the mouth gives way to a delicious suave and dense substance, which wraps the palate in a succession of tasty sensations discovering the structure of sumptuous tannins. Long and slender, the finish stretches in a pure trail with shimmering saline minerality. An impressive Pessac-Léognan, a must for this 2017 vintage.

    Parker : 93+ / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Composed of 41% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Les Carmes Haut-Brion was fermented using 40% whole clusters and aged for around 20 months in French oak barrels, 65% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple, it springs from the glass with fragrant notions of Black Forest cake, kirsch and black raspberries plus touches of cedar chest, red roses, black tea and dried mint. Medium bodied, the palate struts itself with great elegance and poise, featuring restrained, mineral-sparked red and black fruits with a firm, grainy texture and bold freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Alcohol
    13

    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon

    Dessert wine
    No

    J. Suckling
    94

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    96

    Wine Spectator
    93

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion

    Parker
    93+

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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