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Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion





Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Cab. Franc | Merlot

Château Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan, 2017

Tasting Note:

Carmes Haut Brion has received a lot of praise from critics in recent vintages, so we have been keeping an eye on progress. The last two vintages were extremely impressive, but felt a little forced; the 2017 seems to have reigned in some of that ambition and is much more convincing and appealing prospect as a result. Produced from 41% Cabernet Franc, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot and raised in a mixture of stainless steel, wooden and concrete thermoregulated tanks with whole berry and some whole bunch macerations with gentle pigeage, there is tremendous extract here without any course flavours or tannins. Ample sweet black fruit, gravel, cassis, black cherry; it is all very seductive and refined. The tannin management is a big improvement, there is nothing rough or drying, one is left with pure fruit pastels, blackcurrant, griotte and stones. Modern but very accomplished.

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