ready-improve2014 Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

Product: 2014-06-00750-02-8013701
  • Jane Anson
  • Wine Advocate
  • Decanter
  • Ready, but will improve


Change continues apace at this estate, which has been under new ownership since 2010, with their new cellar and tasting room opening in summer 2015. Displaying a lighter, more ethereal style, the 2014 has notes of menthol, tobacco and sweet blackcurrants, with violets and floral aromatics. Medium-bodied with a dark, plum-like colour, there is some sour cherry in the mix too. Earthy, mineral and with plenty of acidity, the luscious fruit balances out really nicely alongside the savoury edge. Persistent on the finish, spice and green pepper linger on the palate. The wine is quite powerful and serious, with layers of complexity. The 2014 is a very good effort.

55% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
Bottle Price 75 cl $200.00
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