2016 Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1299276

$79.99

JS 96-97 RP 95-97 VN 94-97
WS 93-96 DC 95
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  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    6/8/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This tiny viticultural enclave, consisting of a mere 5 hectares of vineyards, lies fully within the city of Bordeaux, immediately north of its more famous neighbor, Chateau Haut-Brion. The property takes its name from the order of Carmelite nuns who held it for more than two hundred years, from the late 16th century to the time of the French Revolution. With its 19th century chateau and sculptured gardens, there is still a sense of the cloister about the place, a remarkably peaceful oasis in the heart of a bustling metropolis. The holy sisters would likely be greatly startled however by the new Philippe Starck designed winery, which rises like a leviathan from the spring fed stream that bisects the property. The new cellars and winemaking facility are part of a comprehensive program of investment initiated by new owner Patrice Pichet since acquiring the property in 2010. The 2016 Les Carmes Haut Brion is a vindication of his efforts to realize the full potential here. It is a breathtaking expression of the unique terroir of the northern Graves, at once intensely mineral and extraordinarily concentrated. The blend includes an astonishing 41% Cabernet Franc, supported by 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 39% Merlot. Perfectly ripe, with lively acidity and firm, fine tannins. Deeply colored and very aromatic, with a savory/spicy character, very much in keeping with the vintage. A superb effort, not to be missed. This is a property to keep an eye on. Great things are happening here.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    6/1/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    A walled in property that sits within the city of Bordeaux a literally is a stone’s throw away from Haut Brion. An unknown small property that makes fantastic wines. 41% CF, 39%M, 20%CS. Extremely aromatic. Very high proportion of Cabernet Franc in the blend. Ginger ale and red fruit aromas. Very spicy and sweet on the palate. Great depth of flavor and lingering finish. Problems here with 2017 frost. I really love this wine.
    Drink from 2020 to 2035

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