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Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion Le C Des Carmes (3rd Wine) 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Graves
subappellation
Pessac Leognan
VM
91
Additional vintages
2019 2018 2017 2014
VM
91
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
The 2017 Le “C” des Carmes Haut-Brion was picked from 20 September to 3 October, with 13° alcohol. It is matured in 30% new oak, 60% one-year and 10% amphora. It has a very perfumed, quite generous bouquet with wild strawberry, vanilla pod, blueberry and subtle damp clay aromas. The palate conveys a fine sense of energy on the entry. Then it delivers very edgy, almost chalky tannin that frame the dark berry fruit, hints of brown spice and a typically reduced finish that indicates this will require four or five years in bottle. Very fine.
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Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion Le C Des Carmes (3rd Wine) 2017 750ml

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VM
91
VM
91
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
The 2017 Le “C” des Carmes Haut-Brion was picked from 20 September to 3 October, with 13° alcohol. It is matured in 30% new oak, 60% one-year and 10% amphora. It has a very perfumed, quite generous bouquet with wild strawberry, vanilla pod, blueberry and subtle damp clay aromas. The palate conveys a fine sense of energy on the entry. Then it delivers very edgy, almost chalky tannin that frame the dark berry fruit, hints of brown spice and a typically reduced finish that indicates this will require four or five years in bottle. Very fine.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Graves
subappellation
Pessac Leognan
Additional vintages
2019 2018 2017 2014
Overview
Rated 89-91 - The 2017 Le “C” des Carmes Haut-Brion was picked from 20 September to 3 October, with 13° alcohol. It is matured in 30% new oak, 60% one-year and 10% amphora. It has a very perfumed, quite generous bouquet with wild strawberry, vanilla pod, blueberry and subtle damp clay aromas. The palate conveys a fine sense of energy on the entry. Then it delivers very edgy, almost chalky tannin that frame the dark berry fruit, hints of brown spice and a typically reduced finish that indicates this will require four or five years in bottle. Very fine. - Vinous Media
green grapes

Varietal: Red Bordeaux

The Bordeaux method of blending quality grape varietals is something which has long been imitated and envied around the world. Whilst there are six Bordeaux grape varietals allowed for the production of red wine in this region of France – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Carménere – the most common and widely used combination involves a careful blend of the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, usually with a small percentage of Petit Verdot to boost the overall flavor and balance things out. This process accentuates the finer points of all these varietals, and takes the astringency of one type whilst rounding it out and mellowing it with the light tannins and fleshiness of another. The results are rarely short of spectacular, and are perfect for oak aging, where the flavorful magic of Bordeaux wine making can really take place, and the complex aromas and characteristics can truly come forward.
barrel

Region: Bordeaux

Of all the wine regions in France, the mostly highly esteemed and famous is surely Bordeaux. Most commonly associated with their superb examples of blended red wines, usually made with a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot varietals, Bordeaux consistently demonstrates that their mix of traditional and modern wine-making styles is the recipe for fame and success. The region benefits greatly from its humid climate, and the fact that its clay and gravel based soils are perfect for growing the fine grape varietals which flourish there. The region is split into quite distinct sub-regions, with the finest generally believed to be the Left Bank and the Médoc region, where many of the most well known chateaux are based and produce their wonderful red and white wines.
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Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.
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