The dense purple-color boasts a sweet nose of graphite intermixed with cassis, licorice, and toasty espresso notes. A bright and balanced wine that, when left to sit in the glass, presents elegant floral notes. Ripe and medium- to full-bodied, it is the finest Les Douves de La Tour Carnet produced in many decades.
Smooth & Supple
Tasting Notes: From the fantastic 2000 vintage, the Les Douves de La Tour Carnet is a real treat to crack open. Unlike many second labels, it receives remarkably similar care and attention as the Chateau’s grand vin. After 18 months in French oak, the Cabernet-dominated wine is quite complex with aromas of dried cranberry, black plum, green bell pepper, tobacco, vanilla and liquorish. A lot of the tannins have fallen out of this decade old wine, so there is considerable sediment in the bottle. I would suggest decanting it 20 to 30 minutes before serving. If you’re looking to try older Bordeaux without the sticker shock, this is a great option from a great harvest. Food Pairing Suggestions: Because the tannins are very mild on this older Bordeaux, I’d advise against fatty meats that you would typical pair with Cabernet-based wines. Instead I’d opt for leaner, sweeter meats. The first thought that comes to mind would be a stuffed pork loin with figs and nuts or a bread stuffing. A simple thick-cut pork chop might also do the trick. Just try to keep the fat level to a minimum or you will overshadow an otherwise lovely wine.
Earthy & Spicy
Lamb > Hot Spices
I let it breath for a half hour. I'm going to miss the 2k Bordeaux's. Great value
Smooth & Supple
The first cork was totaly dissolved and the wine tasted that way, hopefully we will have more luck with the other bottles.