Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion Pessac Leognan – 2014

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  •  92/100
  •  France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Producer

Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion

Producer

Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion

Appellation

Péssac-Léognan

Designation

AOP

Classification

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2020-2040


The 2014 Les Carmes Haut Brion has a very ripe, fig-tinged bouquet with red cherries, orange sorbet and faint tarry scents. This has more bravado than many of its Pessac-Léognan peers. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannin. It comes across as more modern in style than its peers, silky smooth with caressing succulent red cherry and blackberry fruit leading to a...

...polished finish. It has very good body and density, though I find much more complexity on the 2015. I remarked that I wanted to see how well the oak integrates with this Les Carmes Haut-Brion and at this early stage, I wait to be totally convinced that all the constituent parts are singing from the same hymn sheet.


Vinous
Tasted: 02/01/2017
Drink: 2024-2044
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2015
Drink: 2018-2032


The Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2014 is a blend of 54% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines that are being converted to organic, undergoing a 30-day cuvaison with 15% to 40% whole clusters. Around 74% of the crop is matured in 80% new oak, 16% in 1,200-liter oak foudres and the remainder in 1-year old oak. Winemaker Guillaume Pouthier...

...(ex-Chapoutier) has fashioned a bold and opulent bouquet with macerated black cherries and boysenberry jam. But it does not really 'sing' of "Pessac-Léognan", not at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannin on the entry, but then there is a wave of ripe, black, grainy fruit infused with graphite and cedar and it finishes in a bravura fashion with a seam of coconut originating from the oak. I would want to just check how the oak integrates with time by bottling and it may merit a higher score then. It's gonna need a top wine to match the architectural ambitions of its Philippe Starck-designed winery - this is certainly going in the right direction.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 19/10/2016
Drink: 2018-2028


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Area under vines: 13,63 hectares
Soils: Gravel, clay and sand
Production: 30 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 60% new oak for 18 to 24 months
Grape varieties:
  • Merlot 45%
  • Cabernet Franc 40%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 15%

Second wine: Le Clos des Carmes Haut-Brion

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Name

Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion

Address

20-Rue des Carmes, 33000 Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

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20-Rue des Carmes, 33000 Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
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