ready-keep2015 Ch. les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan

Product: 2015-0750-00-8013701
  • James Suckling
  • Decanter
  • The Wine Advocate
  • Ready, but will keep


The new cellar, winery and tasting room is now open at Les Carmes and it really is quite an astounding building. The 2015 is a pretty powerful wine, serious, complex and very interesting indeed. The floral bouquet is very pretty, layered with really ripe raspberries which are ever so attractive. My favourite aspect of the wine has to be the earthy, mineral character though, as well as the brilliant tannic structure.

The gravelly soils offer a lovely character and the wine has a sense of place, of terroir. Light in the mouth, the tobacco, sweet black fruits and creamy texture create a wonderful palate, but the savoury characteristics are what I enjoy most about this wine. It is another really promising wine for this up and coming estate.

Blend: 45% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

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[]James Suckling:: 96-97/100                 
[]Decanter:: 95/100           
[]The Wine Advocate:: 94+/100