Chateau La Tour Carnet Haut Medoc (Futures Pre-sale) 2009

Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Pre-sale:
ships at a later date
Price: $43.99
Item No. 104238
  • WS93
  • WE92
  • RP92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Critical Acclaim

"Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long finish. Solid and balanced, with pretty tannins. A polished young wine.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points "
93 Points

"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."
92 Points

"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 "
92 Points

Learn About Chateau La Tour Carnet Map ItMap It

The origins of La Tour Carnet lie in the Middle Ages, although the exact details are lost in the mists of time. Initially named Chateau de Saint-Laurent, some parts of the building, specifically the round tower, date from the 11th Century. The fortress was inhabited as early as the 12th Century, by the English, and it constituted a valuable military asset when Bordeaux was under...

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Learn About Medoc

(MEH-dok) Mecca of Wine Medoc is the region that encompasses the smaller appellations of Pauillac, Margaux, St.-Estephe & St.-Julien. As a larger appellation, it contains many chateaux that are the same style of the smaller appellations, but at a smaller price. There are two regions of the Medoc - the Bas Medoc (or lower-Medoc) and the Haut Medoc (or upper-Medoc) - so given the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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