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Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2020 - Case of Three

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2020 - Case of Three

£360.00

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Description:
This is elegant and full of personality, with high floral aromatics and a ton of dark fruits
Vintage:
2020
Wine Code:
6012
Other Info:
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'Clear violet edging to the colour, vibrant and enticing. This is elegant and full of personality, with high floral aromatics, a ton of dark fruits, and a blueberry dominance that gives a classic Carmes Haut Brion feel. Slightly austere, slightly bitter, both in the best possible expression of those terms, where it is mouthwatering and moreish. A juicy salinity ensures this is a wine that doesn't overpower, its flavours are revealed slowly and carefully, tugging backwards, with a texture that heads towards linen rather than silk - meaning that you don't glide through, you carefully step through well-placed tannins and fruits. There is a clear delicacy here, and with 55% whole bunch fermentation - the highest level that they have done to date. 3.62pH (they harvested this at almost 1% abv higher), fermented with their own natural yeasts. Highest percentage of the two Cabernets on recent record (before 2010 Carmes was regularly at 50% Merlot). Strong candidate for the score moving upwards when in bottle. 96/100' - Jane Anson, Decanter

40% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot

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Scores:

- Jane Anson: 96
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown: 95-97+

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