Château La Tour Carnet, Haut-Médoc 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2016Regular price €69.00
‘A wine of striking inner perfume, sweetness and nuance, the 2016 Tour Carnet has all the elements to develop into a superb overachiever’
‘This has a deep rich ruby colour with powerful dark fruit aromatics. It's smooth, rich and extremely good quality, with an oak smokiness evident but well integrated. It feels at the very beginning of its life, with everything in place but a little overly tight on the finish, although lovely menthol notes come through. The fruit is optically sorted, and following fermentation is aged in 30% new oak. Michel Rolland consults.’
93/100 Jane Anson, Decanter, October 2018
‘Bernard Magrez's 2016 La Tour Carnet is ripe, open-knit and seductive. Super-ripe black cherry, plum, licorice, woodsmoke and tobacco are all beautifully delineated in the glass. A wine of striking inner perfume, sweetness and nuance, the 2016 Tour Carnet has all the elements to develop into a superb overachiever. Sweet, silky tannins add to the wine's considerable sexiness. This is the first vintage made in the new winery, where smaller tanks allowed for the separate vinification of multiple lots. The reduction in new oak is another big positive here. Bernard Magrez makes a number of terrific wines. La Tour Carnet is one of my favorites because of its budget friendly price and the way it ages in bottle. Tasted two times.’
89–92/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2017
‘Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 la Tour Carnet has an earthy nose with tobacco and underbrush over a core of warm plums, kirsch and tea. The medium-bodied palate is refreshing, elegant, juicy and soft with a savory finish.’
91/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2018
Mid to deep crimson. Ripe, pure black fruit. Intense, lightly charry cassis. Chewy, chocolate tannins that both melt and resist. Bags of fruit, firmly built, just fresh enough.’
16+/20, Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson, October 2018
|Supplier's website||Château La Tour Carnet|
|Grape variety||60% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc|
|Bottle size||750 ml|
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