Produced in a winery designed by Philippe Starck, this Pessac-Léognan has reached its peak, offering extremely delicate substance and impressive fruitiness. More info
What the experts say...
"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it gives notes of kirsch, black raspberries and black plums with touches of cassis, violets, chocolate box and pencil shavings. The palate is medium-bodied, firm, grainy and lively with loads of layers and a long, well-poised finish." , Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, Novembre 2018
The vines used to produce this wine are around 40 years old and they grow in a terroir of pebbles, sand and soil in Pessac. The vineyard is worked traditionally always with the goal to improve production. This wine’s distinguishing feature is its proportion of Merlot and Cabernet France (40% and 50% respectively), a blend rarely seen on the left bank. The resulting cuvée is rich, dense and harmonious. It has a deep, ruby colour, and its palate is ripe, full and flavoursome. It has a long ageing potential of around 20 years, and will pair wonderfully with red meat dishes.
Located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation to the south-west of Bordeaux, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion has garnered a reputation as one of the most innovative châteaux in the area. From 1584 to 1789 it was owned by Carmelite monks, who first established their reputation for good wine. During the French Revolution it was seized then sold at auction. Acquired by the Chantecailles, it remained in the family for over a hundred years. Today, the uber-modern Philippe Starck designed cellar firmly cements Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion's place as a forward-thinking 21st century producer. Owners Patrice and Diane Pichet have been the driving force in its reputation as one of the most dynamic properties of Pessac-Léognan in recent years, as well as Guillaume Pouthier, whose experience as an engineer and oenologist stands out for the practices he has implemented, both in its cellaring and winemaking (wines boast a highly unusual 40% share of Cabernet Franc).
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