Chateau La Tour Carnet Haut Médoc 2009
|Brand||Chateau La Tour Carnet|
Wine AdvocateThe finest wine made here since the 2005, the 2009 (a blend of 53% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) was harvested between September 29 and October 22. Its dense purple color is followed by abundant aromas of camphor, charcoal, barrique, blackberries, and creme de cassis. Dense, structured, and full-bodied with high, but sweet, well-integrated tannins, and tremendous precision as well as freshness, this 2009 should evolve for 20-25 years. (Tasted three times.)
Wine SpectatorFull-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long finish. Solid and balanced, with pretty tannins. A polished young wine. Barrel tasting.
Wine EnthusiastFirmly dry wine, solid with many firm, wood-derived tannins. It gives bitter coffee and cranberry juice flavors, but also manages to retain freshness. Barrel sample.