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Château La Tour Carnet 2022

Bordeaux - Haut-Médoc - 4ème Grand Cru Classé - Château La Tour Carnet
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Merlot 59%
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
Cabernet Franc 1%
Château La Tour Carnet

Château La Tour Carnet

Le Château La Tour Carnet is a magnificent 12th-century medieval building surrounded by a moat in the heart of the Haut-Médoc appellation. It was inherited by Squire Carnet from Lord Jean de Foy. The vineyard was established in 1407.

The Château La Tour Carnet was named Fourth Grand Cru Classé in the famous Médoc wine classification of 1855, made official for the Paris Universal Exhibition. 

It is today owned by businessman Bernard Magrez, who continues to innovate and invest in it, both in the vineyard and the winery, making this Grand Cru a true model.

The vineyard rests on Günzian gravel soils on a clay-limestone bedrock, covering an area of 178 hectares planted with 59% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet franc. The grand vin is aged for 12 months in oak barrels, 33% of which are new. The Second wine of the property is called Les Pensées de la Tour Carnet.

Since 2020, a white wine Sec is produced on the property, Château La Tour Carnet white, from 1.25 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon vines.

The Château La Tour Carnet embodies the excellence of the Médoc Grands Crus Classés, offering complex, fine and seductive wines.

Critics Château La Tour Carnet 2022.

James Suckling
93/100
Jancis Robinson
16.5/20
Wine Advocate - Y. Castaing
90/100
Wine Cellar Insider - J. Leve
93/100
Markus Del Monego
93/100
Alexandre Ma
93/100

Description Château La Tour Carnet 2022.

Nine centuries of history. Château La Tour Carnet dates back to the 12th century, making it the oldest château in the Médoc.

The medieval architecture features a tower built in 1120, surrounded by a moat.

It’s been home to many illustrious owners such as the family of Michel de Montaigne, one of the greatest French philosophers, best known for his “Essays”, and twice serving as Mayor of Bordeaux.

The very first vines of Château La Tour Carnet were planted in 1409.

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