Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2017

Bordeaux

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  626226
$159.85
VIN
93-96
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2017 from LCBO
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    The 2017 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is subtle and understated, but it's all there. Lifted aromatics, bright, red-toned fruit and silky tannins add to the wine's brilliant, chiseled personality. I find the 2017 more precise and nuanced than in the recent past, with less overt power. It's hard to know exactly if the style of the 2017 is a result of the growing conditions of the year, or the result of an evolution in winemaking that includes the introduction of terra cotta, among other things. I certainly get the sense Guillaume Pouthier reined the wine back a bit in 2017. No matter. The end result is all that counts, and in 2017 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is positively stellar. As always, the high percentage of Cabernet Franc and a healthy dollop of whole clusters give Les Carmes an explosive bouquet and plenty of saline-infused energy. A closing flourish of sweet red berry fruit, mint, rose petal and mocha leaves a lasting impression. The 2017 is not an obvious wine, but it sure is gorgeous. Don't miss it! Tasted two times. Score - 93-96. (Antonio Galloni, vinous.com)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    April 1, 2020
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    13%
    Made In:
    Bordeaux, France
    By:
    Nath. Johnston & Fils
    Sugar Content:
    4 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Varietal:
    Bordeaux
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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    April 1, 2020
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    13%
    Made In:
    Bordeaux, France
    By:
    Nath. Johnston & Fils
    Sugar Content:
    4 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Varietal:
    Bordeaux
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