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Haut Carles Fronsac Bordeaux Wine

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Haut Carles FronsacBordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Haut Carles,located in the Fronsac appellation in the Right Bank of Bordeaux is one of the older estates in the appellation. Haut Carles dates back to the 1400’s, when it was used as a fortress. It was owned by the De Carles family, which of course is where its name came from. The historic property is on the supplementary register of historical monuments in France. Haut Carles has been in the de Castaing family for several generations. Today, Haut Carles is owned and managed by Stephane Droulers and Constance Chastenet de Castaing.

The 20 hectare vineyard of Haut Carles has a terroir of clay and limestone soils. The vineyard is planted to 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. The vines are old, with an average of 30 to 35 years. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 10,000 vines per hectare.

In 2003, Haut Carles underwent a complete restoration of the Fronsac estate, the vineyards and wine making facilities. The new cellars allowed for everything to be moved by gravity flow.

For the vinification of the wine of Haut Carles, the wine is vinified in a combination of stainless steel, temperature controlled vats and 500 liter oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel.
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Haut Carles is the high end, cuvee of Chateau de Carles. Haut Carles made its debut with the 1994 Bordeaux vintage. Jean Luc Thunevin and Alain Raynaud act as the consultants. On average, the production ranges quite a bit, from a low of 1,800 cases, up to 3,600 cases, depending on the quality and character of the vintage.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Haut-Carles

    1. With some depth of color for the vintage, the cherry griotte, licorice and oaky, round, medium bodied wine ends with black raspberry, oak and cherry. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Haut-Carles

    1. Spicy red and black fruits, sweet, ripe and rich in texture, the wine is packed with layers of ripe, fresh, jammy berries. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Haut-Carles

    1. Coffee, black pepper, dark red berries, medium bodied and a spicy, red fruit finish are found on this well-priced wine. 86-89 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Haut-Carles

    1. Licorice, black and blue fruits, vanilla and coffee bean scents, fleshy, plush textures and a sweet, black cherry jam and mocha filled finish are found in this fun to drink, modern styled wine.

      91 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Haut-Carles

    1. This is a delicious, ready to drink, Bordeaux value wine filled with licorice, jammy, juicy berries and chocolate. It's rich, round, ripe and already fun to drink.

      91 points - Tasted
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  6. 2008 Haut-Carles

    1. With a nose of licorice, plums and spice, this generous, round, sweet wine ends with a wave of cherries. Already open and enjoyable, this is another solid, Bordeaux value wine for drinking in its youth.

      88 points - Tasted
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  7. 2005 Haut-Carles

    1. This fun, easy to like, well priced, crowd pleasing Bordeaux wine offers plush textures and a perfume filled with ripe, jammy berries, licorice and earth. There is no reason to hold this wine any longer.

      89 points - Tasted
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