A red grand vin from Graves
The red Grand Vin of a magnificent property in the Graves, the Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2018 Red presents all the typicity of the Pessac-Leognan appellation.
Located south of Bordeaux, Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion has a beautiful vineyard of 29.6 hectares. Only 7.6 hectares of the vineyard are used for the production of the grand vin.
The Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion Red 2018 is made from a blend of Cabernet Franc (37%), Cabernet Sauvignon (34%) and Merlot (29%). This great red wine from Pessac-Leognan is aged from 18 to 24 months in various containers including new barrels (75%), casks (16%) and earthenware jars (9%).
Parker : 94-96+ / 100
J. Suckling : 97-98 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2018 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is composed of 37% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot. It was made using 52% whole cluster and has 13.75% alcohol. It is anticipated to age 18-24 months in 75% new oak barriques, 16% foudres and 9% amphorae. Deep garnet-purple colored, it is slightly broody and reduced to begin, slowly growing to reveal notions of charcoal, smoked meats, truffles and tilled soil over a core of black raspberries, warm black cherries, blackberry coulis and redcurrant jelly plus wafts of Provence herbs and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is taut and muscular, tense with latent energy, offering a rock-solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness to support the bright, vibrant fruit, finishing long and mineral laced.