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Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2017

Bordeaux - Pessac-Léognan - Cru Classé - Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion
$125.59

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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Data sheets
Grape varieties
Cabernet franc 41%
Merlot 30%
Cabernet sauvignon 29%
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion

With its 5-century-old vineyard, Château Carmes Haut Brion is a must in the Pessac-Léognan appellation.

It was in 1584 that the Catholic monks of the Grands Carmes order - who take their name from Mont Carmel, literally "God's Vineyard" - were offered land by the lord of the Haut Brion house, Jean de Potensac.

At that time, Domaine comprised only meadows, a few vines and a mill located on the Peugue river. It was only 50 years later that the monks decided to expand their vineyard by purchasing plots belonging to Haut Brion. For two centuries, they produced one of the region's most famous wines, while keeping the name Haut Brion, which became Carmes Haut Brion by custom.

Confiscated in 1791 during the French Revolution, it became Bien National and was only bought back a century later by wine merchant Léon Colin, illustrious ancestor of the Chantecaille family. The latter then had the Château we know today built and the park landscaped.

In 2010, Château was bought by Patrice Pichet, a big name in real estate and a long-time lover of the property. Anxious to do his utmost to bring Domaine to its apogee, he will have a new winery built and the vineyard redeveloped, putting oenologists Guillaume Pouthier and Stéphane Derenoncourt in charge.

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Critics Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2017.

James Suckling
95/100
Decanter
94/100
Vinous - A. Galloni
96/100
Bettane & Desseauve
18/20
Jean-Marc Quarin
96/100
Vert de Vin
97/100
Falstaff
91/100
Wine Cellar Insider - J. Leve
95/100
Wine Independent - L. Perrotti
95/100
Alexandre Ma
94/100
La Revue du Vin de France
17/20

Description Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2017.

A superb, sparkling dark ruby color with purple highlights, the wine arrives on the nose with a complex bouquet. A harmonious combination of red fruits such as strawberries and raspberries, but also subtle notes of roses and violets. On the palate, the wine is rich and balanced. The frank attack evolves into a full, greedy body. Finely chiselled tannins give the nectar a supple texture. The fruit on the nose comes through intensely, carrying us through to the smooth finish with subtle notes of graphite.

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