Chateau La Tour Carnet 2010, Haut Medoc 4th


Parker et al. rank consistently this high-class 1855 classified Haut Medoc 2010 as follows,' Probably La Tour Carnet's best since their 2001, the 2010 La Tour Carnet exhibits wonderful ripeness, a dense ruby/purple color, notes of licorice, camphor and some toast as well as lots of black currant and blueberry fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, with attractive sweetness of tannin, good acidity, excellent delineation to its component parts, and a full-bodied, impressively long finish. This wine may close down somewhat, given the moderate tannins, but it seems relatively accessible despite being a 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035.' The score is 93. James Suckling talked about the fullness and fine tannins. Wine Ethusiast likes also like the elegance and long finish. Stephan Tanzer commended the structure, the mid-palate and longevity.


Experienced with vintages such as 2001, 2004, 2015, 2009, 2011 and 2012, we believe this 2010 has the best potential. The blend aims at complexity and generosity: 60% merlot, 34% Cabernet, a dash of Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.