Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2018 – Pessac-Léognan

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2018 – Pessac-Léognan

The nose is fresh, captivating, mineral, racy and offers a beautiful finesse of the grain /of the aromatic, richness, a very fine concentration as well as complexity. It reveals notes of blackberry, violet, cocoa and small notes of black berries associated with a touch of black cherry, toasted, a hint of red fruits, lily, tomato leaf as well as discreet hints of nutmeg and spices. The palate is fruity, juicy, elegant, mineral, beautifully balanced, complex and offers a very beautiful finesse of the grain, tension, a small aerial side, a beautiful finesse of the structure (despite the power and richness), a very beautiful freshness, a very beautiful suavity, a beautiful fleshy / juicy / fresh fruit, a beautiful purity as well as a very discreet saline / iodine hint. A “multi-layered” wine that requires work in the glass and time to fully reveal itself. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy/juicy blackberry, fresh/fleshy/juicy raspberry and small notes of fleshy/juicy/fresh cassis associated with a touch of juicy blueberry, a hint of fleshy/crushed red berries, slight varietal hints, cocoa, spices and very discreet toasted hints. Tannins are elegant, supple and very slightly marked. There are a hint of bitterness cocoa (pleasant!), nutmeg as well as an imperceptible varietal hint and toasted hint on the persistence. A captivating wine! (wait +12/15 years)

Note (Score): 20/20

Note (Score): 100/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 04/2019

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

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

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Barrique

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)