This winegrowing estate goes back to the XIIth century, and is without a doubt one
of the oldest châteaux in the Médoc. The medieval architecture features a tower
built in 1120 and the château is surmounded by a moat. La Tour Carnet has had
several illustrious owners, including the family of Michel de Montaigne, one of the
greatest French philosophers and twice-elected Mayor of Bordeaux.
"This dense purple wine displays notes of charcoal, subtle toast and white chocolate as well as blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with hints of graphite and licorice. Dense, full-bodied, unctuously textured, and quite long and thick, this concentrated, impressively endowed wine is silky-textured and already accessible. However, I suspect its best days are at least 5-7 years ahead of it. It should keep for a minimum of two decades."
The Wine Advocate
"Firmly dry wine, solid with many firm, wood-derived tannins. It gives bitter coffee and cranberry juice flavors, but also manages to retain freshness.
Barrel Sample: 90-92 Points
"Saturated, bright red-ruby. Lively aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice and mint. Moderately sweet and vinous, with ripe, well-integrated acidity and graphite minerality giving lift to the very rich flavors of dark berries, chocolate and sexy oak. This dense, concentrated wine really calls for five years of cellaring and is built for a graceful evolution in bottle. Looks to be the top vintage yet for this Bernard Magrez wine."
International Wine Cellar