laying-down2012 Ch. les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan

Product: Y6489B
  • Wine Spectator
  • Robert Parker
  • The Wine Advocate
  • For laying down


This estate has been under new ownership since 2010 and the 2012 is a great success story. The fruit shows luscious redcurrants and the overall style is really soft and attractive. It is the finish, however, where the wine really shows off a wonderful sapidité (a French term meaning an almost salty, mineral savouriness). The château's director, Guillaume Pouthier, puts this down to using ripe stalks in the blend, a difficult method frequently used in Burgundy but very rarely seen in Bordeaux. This 2012 is very much a success.

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[]Wine Spectator:: 90-93/100                 
[]Robert Parker:: 89-91/100           
[]The Wine Advocate:: 94/100                                                                                                   
Bottle Price 75 cl $668.00