2012 La Tour Carnet 4th Cru Haut Medoc

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Price: £245.00 (£325.18 Inc Duty & VAT)
Current Availability: 0
Delivered By: 27/10/2017
  • Format : Case of Bottles
  • Status : In Bond
  • Size : 12/75CL
Information About Chateau La Tour Carnet

Chateau La Tour Carnet estate has history reaching back to the 12th century. Purchased by Bernard Magrez in 1999, the size of the property was increased to 48 hectares of vines and increased the Merlot percentage

The estate is situated on the Left Bank in the Haut-Medoc region and produces red Bordeaux blends, carrying the Haut-Medoc label, and white Bordeaux Blanc.

W J Gardener
W J Gardener
Nickolls And Perks

Tasting Date : 16 April 2013

Inky nose , the palate is nicely poised with good freshness and expression, juicy acidity and a pretty finish will evolve nicely in 3 to 4 years. A balanced Medoc. Drink 2016-2025.

Rating : 89-91/100


Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Jancisrobinson.com

Very dark purplish with a strong blue note. Dense, interesting nose. The fruit and tannins seem relatively ripe here. Complex, complete, while without quite the savour and sap of a top growth but very well done. Far from opulent, mind you!

Drink 2022-2032

Rating : 16.5


Robert Parker
Robert Parker
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 April 2013

One of the better values in classified growth Bordeaux over many recent vintages has been La Tour Carnet, which proprietor Bernard Magrez has resurrected to a very high class performance. However, the 2012 La Tour Carnet did not impress me nearly as much as earlier vintages. This deep ruby/purple-hued effort reveals a certain austerity and astringent tannin despite the high Merlot content (about 66% with the rest mostly Cabernet Sauvignon). It is an earthy, angular, medium-bodied, slightly astringent effort. Certainly elevage in the cellars will soften this cuvee somewhat, but for now, it looks like it needs several years of cellaring. It should keep for 12-15 years.

Rating : 86-88+/100

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.

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1-3 Cases£12.50
4+ Cases£11.00
25+ Cases£9.15

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