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    2020-2035
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    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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Deep colour. Inky cassis aromas with mocha praline notes. Generously proportioned wine with beautiful mulberry, cherry pastille/ jam flavours, fine slinky dry tannin and mocha oak complexity. Lovely density and mineral length. 96 points                     

  • 96p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Well structured with depth and length, typical aroma reminiscent of ripe berries, graphite and fine toasting aroma. On the palate sweet fruit, firm but ripe tannins, elegant spiciness and convincing length. 92

  • 92p

Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, anise, spices, ripe nose, dark berries, vanilla. Light scented note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, fruity, dark berries, spices, anise, detailed, playful, ripe, long. 93-95

  • 94p

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Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion 2016  ( Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion )

Deep colour. This is a lovely elegant wine with intense dark elderberry, cassis, graphite aromas, slinky fine graphite textures, attractive dense inky cassis fruit, juicy mid-palate, espresso oak notes which pervade to the finish and long fresh acidity. Has lovely weight, extraction and mineral length. Tasted at Carmes Haut Brion. 95 points                 

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion 2016  ( Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion )

Deep colour. Inky cassis aromas with mocha praline notes. Generously proportioned wine with beautiful mulberry, cherry pastille/ jam flavours, fine slinky dry tannin and mocha oak complexity. Lovely density and mineral length. 96 points                     

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion 2016  ( Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion )

Deep colour. Inky cassis aromas with mocha praline notes. Generously proportioned wine with beautiful mulberry, cherry pastille/ jam flavours, fine slinky dry tannin and mocha oak complexity. Lovely density and mineral length. 96 points                     

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion 2016  ( Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion )

Deep colour. Inky cassis aromas with mocha praline notes. Generously proportioned wine with beautiful mulberry, cherry pastille/ jam flavours, fine slinky dry tannin and mocha oak complexity. Lovely density and mineral length. 96 points                     

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion 2016  ( Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion )

Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, anise, spices, ripe nose, dark berries, vanilla. Light scented note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, fruity, dark berries, spices, anise, detailed, playful, ripe, long. 93-95

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion 2016  ( Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Well structured with depth and length, typical aroma reminiscent of ripe berries, graphite and fine toasting aroma. On the palate sweet fruit, firm but ripe tannins, elegant spiciness and convincing length. 92

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