Château Les Carmes Haut Brion 2017 – Pessac-Léognan

Château Les Carmes Haut Brion 2017 – Pessac-Léognan

(41% Cabernet Franc, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot) The nose is aromatic, elegant, complex and offers a beautiful delicacy as well as a very beautiful finesse of the grain (texture/fine powdered sensation). It reveals notes of blackberry, cassis and violet associated with fine touches of cocoa, grilled oak, gray pepper as well as discreet touches of lily/cassis leaves, fine hints of ripe raspberry and a very discreet hint of smoke. The palate is juicy, elegant, fine, fruity, well-balanced, racy and offers a very beautiful definition, a beautiful finesse, fat, a beautiful juiciness, a very beautiful freshness, a beautiful harmony/complementarity as well as a beautiful structure. On the palate this wine expresses notes of cassis, blackberry and more slightly fleshy raspberry, crunchy wild strawberry associated with fine touches of lily/cassis leaves, cocoa, tonka bean, fine hints of graphite as well as discreet touches of blue fruits/ fleshy blueberry (in the background), black pepper, toasted and a very discreet hint of roasted almond. Tannins are fine, slightly powdered and chewy. Good length and very beautiful persistence. There is a subtle saline hint and small chews on the finish. Beautiful harmony, grain and finish on the palate!

Note (Score): 17.5/20

Note (Score): 95/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 04/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)