2018 Château La Tour Carnet Haut-Médoc Wine Tasting Note


2018 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 92

The oak feels dialed back, which is a good thing as now, you can enjoy all the ripe, round, fresh, juicy, dark red berries, soft tannins and ripe, red berry, smoke, coffee bean and earthy finish. 91-93 Pts

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When to Drink Chateau La Tour Carnet, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Tour Carnet needs time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 -2 hours or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau La Tour Carnet is usually better with at least 5-7 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau La Tour Carnet offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 5-15 years of age after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau La Tour Carnet with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau La Tour Carnet is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine of Chateau La Tour Carnet is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau La Tour Carnet is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

La Tour Carnet maintains one of the strongest research programs in Bordeaux, focusing on the potential, future problems Bordeaux will face, due to continuing climate change.

Much of this is due to the fear that eventually it will become too warm for the Merlot grape. Experiments are taking place with various different grape varieties and clones to protect the heritage and quality of Bordeaux wine.