Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, 2018

One of the best wines from the rather hot and gravely soils of the famous Pessac-Léognan appellation, as director Guillaume Pouthier pulled out all stops to maintain freshness. The wine is both delectable and serious, conveying minerality while being driven by juicy, ripe fruit flavors. The alcohol is low for the vintage with excellent acidity. While on the higher end of the price spectrum for this category, this wine from barrel is more engaging than first growth Château Haut-Brion.

Score: 94-97

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Alcohol

13.75%

Bottle size

75cl

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

Graves

Area

Pessac-Léognan AOP

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Bordeaux En Primeur 2018

Type of Tasting

Tasting report

Blind

No

Tasted by

Panos Kakaviatos

UK Stockist

En Primeur: not yet released

Global Stockist

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