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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

The philosophy behind work in both the vineyard and cellars is akin to that of a goldsmith, as befits a terroir of this calibre. It calls for careful decision-making and meticulous execution.

Soil management is entirely organic and viticulture is sustainable, with green cover between the vine rows and Guyot double pruning. Picking is done entirely by hand. The grapes are sorted and put into small vats corresponding to specific plots; each vat receives individual attention. Pigeage (punching down the cap) is practised.

Winemaking is constantly fine-tuned and whole berries have been fermented since 2012, along with a small proportion of stems to develop floral aromas.

Ageing takes place for 18-24 months in barrels from the finest coopers. Fifty percent of these are new every year.

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Carmes Haut Brion – as impressive as tasted 5 days before at the property, great fruitness, sweet, splendid complexity and structure, velvety. Long finish. 94+p
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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with expressive fruit, ripe plums, sweet blackberries and hints of berry jam, well balanced oak influence. On the palate ripe fruit, juicy character, mature tannins and excellent length.
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Deep colour. Elderberry, blackberry aromas with liqueur cherry notes. Fresh elderberry juicy fruit with supple yet grippy extra fine tannins, lovely mid plate richness and flavour length. Very elegant style but looking well balanced. 94 points
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Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion 2015  ( Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion )

"Carmes Haut Brion – as impressive as tasted 5 days before at the property, great fruitness, sweet, splendid complexity and structure, velvety. Long finish. 94+p"

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion 2015  ( Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion )

"Deep colour. Elderberry, blackberry aromas with liqueur cherry notes. Fresh elderberry juicy fruit with supple yet grippy extra fine tannins, lovely mid plate richness and flavour length. Very elegant style but looking well balanced. 94 points"

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion 2015  ( Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with expressive fruit, ripe plums, sweet blackberries and hints of berry jam, well balanced oak influence. On the palate ripe fruit, juicy character, mature tannins and excellent length. "

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