Les Douves de la Tour Carnet Haut-Medoc 2000

Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France

$25.99
Item No. 100715
  • red wine
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

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Rating:
(9/2/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: Pork
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.
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Rating:
(2/16/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Pair with: Lamb > Hot Spices
I let it breath for a half hour. I'm going to miss the 2k Bordeaux's. Great value
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RKozolchyk - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/25/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
The first cork was totaly dissolved and the wine tasted that way, hopefully we will have more luck with the other bottles.
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Learn About Les Douves de la Tour Carnet

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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