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Château La Tour Carnet

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2023
92
Flowers, tobacco and red fruits define the core of this wine on the nose, and on the palate. Medium-boded, with more freshness than in previous vintages, the wine ends with a complicating nuance of citrus in the finish that I really like. You can enjoy this in its youth. The wine blends 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2040. 91-93 Pts.

Flowers, tobacco and red fruits define the core of this wine on the nose, and on the palate. Medium-boded, with more freshness than in previous vintages, the wine ends with a complicating nuance of citrus in the finish that I really like. You can enjoy this in its youth. The wine blends 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2023
92
Vibrant from the initial sniff, the wine is loaded with yellow citrus, pineapples, flowers, and mangos in the perfume. The palate is bright, and citrusy, with a crisp, pineapple, lemon and banana finish. The wine blends 67% Sauvignon Blanc with 33% Semillon. This is going to offer delicious drinking on release. Drink from 2025-2030. 92 Pts.

Vibrant from the initial sniff, the wine is loaded with yellow citrus, pineapples, flowers, and mangos in the perfume. The palate is bright, and citrusy, with a crisp, pineapple, lemon and banana finish. The wine blends 67% Sauvignon Blanc with 33% Semillon. This is going to offer delicious drinking on release. Drink from 2025-2030. 92 Pts.

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2022
92
Blackberries, black cherries, flowers, tobacco leaf, cedar, and espresso nuances form the core of this wine. On the palate, the wine is creamy, lush, round, and packed with sweet, juicy, dark red fruits with notes of espresso and chocolate that come through on the finish. The wine blends 59% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Cabernet Franc. You can enjoy this in its youth. Drink from 2025-2040. 91-93 Pts.

Blackberries, black cherries, flowers, tobacco leaf, cedar, and espresso nuances form the core of this wine. On the palate, the wine is creamy, lush, round, and packed with sweet, juicy, dark red fruits with notes of espresso and chocolate that come through on the finish. The wine blends 59% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Cabernet Franc. You can enjoy this in its youth. Drink from 2025-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
92
Flowers, spicy green apples, and pomelo form the character of this forward, sweet, fresh, white Bordeaux. This will be ready to go on release for all of its fruit and freshness. The finish serves up more of those tart Granny Smith apples and fresh lemons. Drink from 2024-2028. 92-92 Pts.

Flowers, spicy green apples, and pomelo form the character of this forward, sweet, fresh, white Bordeaux. This will be ready to go on release for all of its fruit and freshness. The finish serves up more of those tart Granny Smith apples and fresh lemons. Drink from 2024-2028. 92-92 Pts.

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2021
91
Black cherries, espresso and chocolate are the theme of the day here. Round, generous, and polished, the glossy finish delivers a juicy mouthful of black cherries spice and chocolate in every sip. Drink from 2024-2037.

Black cherries, espresso and chocolate are the theme of the day here. Round, generous, and polished, the glossy finish delivers a juicy mouthful of black cherries spice and chocolate in every sip. Drink from 2024-2037.

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Espresso, smoke, incense and dark plums on the nose and in the lush, round, polished, fruity palate. You can enjoy this in its youth. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

Espresso, smoke, incense and dark plums on the nose and in the lush, round, polished, fruity palate. You can enjoy this in its youth. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

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2021
92
Green apples, white peach, and floral notes pop in the nose. The palate, with its fresh, lively core of green apples and ginger has a nice, brisk, citrus and spice finish. Drink from 2024-2028.

Green apples, white peach, and floral notes pop in the nose. The palate, with its fresh, lively core of green apples and ginger has a nice, brisk, citrus and spice finish. Drink from 2024-2028.

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2020
92
Dark garnet in color, the wine pops with its show nose of espresso, smoked currants, licorice, and barbecue aromas. The wine is ripe, round and lush with a full, rich, polished wave of black cherries and cocoa that come through easily on the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink from 2024-2045.

Dark garnet in color, the wine pops with its show nose of espresso, smoked currants, licorice, and barbecue aromas. The wine is ripe, round and lush with a full, rich, polished wave of black cherries and cocoa that come through easily on the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink from 2024-2045.

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Smoke, espresso, licorice, mesquite, black and red currant aromas appear in the perfume. The palate is lush, round, ripe and rich with smoky black cherries, bitter cocoa and black plums. The finish is powerful, full and almost muscular, leaving you with a big gulp of black fruits. 91-93 Pts

Smoke, espresso, licorice, mesquite, black and red currant aromas appear in the perfume. The palate is lush, round, ripe and rich with smoky black cherries, bitter cocoa and black plums. The finish is powerful, full and almost muscular, leaving you with a big gulp of black fruits. 91-93 Pts

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2019
92
Honeysuckle, green apples, pears and lemon rind with a touch of vanilla are the perfect backdrop for the fresh, crisp, juicy, vibrant, palate. The finish serves up more of those Granny Smith apples and lemons. Drink from 2022-2029.

Honeysuckle, green apples, pears and lemon rind with a touch of vanilla are the perfect backdrop for the fresh, crisp, juicy, vibrant, palate. The finish serves up more of those Granny Smith apples and lemons. Drink from 2022-2029.

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Light in color, the lemon, lime vanilla is fun to nose. On the palate, the wine is sweet, filled with honeysuckle, candied grapefruit and lemon peel. The wine was made from blending 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc. 91 Pts

Light in color, the lemon, lime vanilla is fun to nose. On the palate, the wine is sweet, filled with honeysuckle, candied grapefruit and lemon peel. The wine was made from blending 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc. 91 Pts

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2019
92
Espresso, blackberries, smoke, licorice and cocoa open the wine. Here you find a full-bodied wine with polished tannins and layers of round-textured fruits giving way to a supple finish packed with fruit and a touch of oak. The wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2039.

Espresso, blackberries, smoke, licorice and cocoa open the wine. Here you find a full-bodied wine with polished tannins and layers of round-textured fruits giving way to a supple finish packed with fruit and a touch of oak. The wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2039.

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Full-bodied with layers of blackberries, espresso, smoke and tobacco leaf on the nose and palate. The chocolate-covered blackberry and cassis in the endnote keeps on going, which is a good thing. The wine was made from a 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 91-93 Pts

Full-bodied with layers of blackberries, espresso, smoke and tobacco leaf on the nose and palate. The chocolate-covered blackberry and cassis in the endnote keeps on going, which is a good thing. The wine was made from a 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 91-93 Pts

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2018
93
Licorice, espresso, chocolate, plums, black cherry and jam pop up with little effort. The wine is full-bodied, rich and fleshy with length and loads of ripe, dark red fruits in the lush finish.

Licorice, espresso, chocolate, plums, black cherry and jam pop up with little effort. The wine is full-bodied, rich and fleshy with length and loads of ripe, dark red fruits in the lush finish.

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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

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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2018
91
With a nice jolt of lemony freshness, you also find pomelo, vanilla and yellow tropical fruits. This will be perfect on release and over the next few years. The wine was made from blending 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc.

With a nice jolt of lemony freshness, you also find pomelo, vanilla and yellow tropical fruits. This will be perfect on release and over the next few years. The wine was made from blending 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc.

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2017
91
Light in color, this wine offers lemon peel, herbs and licorice on the nose. In the mouth, you find fresh yellow citrus fruits and a trace of honey that remains with you through the crispy finish. The wine was made from blending 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc.

Light in color, this wine offers lemon peel, herbs and licorice on the nose. In the mouth, you find fresh yellow citrus fruits and a trace of honey that remains with you through the crispy finish. The wine was made from blending 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc.

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2017
91
Smoky, deep red fruits, espresso, tobacco, oak and wet earth are easy to find here. Round, forward, open and almost ready, give this a few years in the cellar to further develop.

Smoky, deep red fruits, espresso, tobacco, oak and wet earth are easy to find here. Round, forward, open and almost ready, give this a few years in the cellar to further develop.

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Scarlet hued, this wine offers an earthy, smoky, forest and blackberry profile. On the palate, this is fleshy, voluminous and smooth with fresh, dark red fruits, licorice and strong notes of toasty oak in the finish.

Scarlet hued, this wine offers an earthy, smoky, forest and blackberry profile. On the palate, this is fleshy, voluminous and smooth with fresh, dark red fruits, licorice and strong notes of toasty oak in the finish.

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2016
91
Deeply colored, this is already showing off its round, concentrated, lush, display of ripe, dark, sweet, ripe fruits, smoke, licorice, dark chocolate and espresso.

Deeply colored, this is already showing off its round, concentrated, lush, display of ripe, dark, sweet, ripe fruits, smoke, licorice, dark chocolate and espresso.

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Dark in hue with loads of fruit, density and a fruity, concentrated, round textured, fleshy finish.

Dark in hue with loads of fruit, density and a fruity, concentrated, round textured, fleshy finish.

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2015
91
Much better from the bottle than from the barrel, the round textured, forward wine provides a plummy, licorice, espresso and dark cherry nose. Polished, lush, ripe fruits, licorice and espresso complete the experience.

Much better from the bottle than from the barrel, the round textured, forward wine provides a plummy, licorice, espresso and dark cherry nose. Polished, lush, ripe fruits, licorice and espresso complete the experience.

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With 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, the wine is full bodied, showing espresso bean, smoke, licorice, vanilla, spice and black cherries. Round, open and flashy, the wine finishes with dark chocolate and spicy, dark red fruits. 87 - 89 Pts

With 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, the wine is full bodied, showing espresso bean, smoke, licorice, vanilla, spice and black cherries. Round, open and flashy, the wine finishes with dark chocolate and spicy, dark red fruits. 87 - 89 Pts

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2014
89
Full bodied, round, forward and a touch oaky at this stage, with a large dose of licorice, coffee and black cherry in the finish.

Full bodied, round, forward and a touch oaky at this stage, with a large dose of licorice, coffee and black cherry in the finish.

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Leaning oaky, this lush, sweet wine has low acidity, good concentration and a forward, ripe, fruit filled style with a modern leaning. This will drink well young. The wine was made from a blend of 59% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 89-90 Pts

Leaning oaky, this lush, sweet wine has low acidity, good concentration and a forward, ripe, fruit filled style with a modern leaning. This will drink well young. The wine was made from a blend of 59% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 89-90 Pts

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2013
86
With espresso, oak, sweet black raspberries and cherry, this wine serves up a modern style of Bordeaux that shows too much wood for the vintage. 85-88 Pts

With espresso, oak, sweet black raspberries and cherry, this wine serves up a modern style of Bordeaux that shows too much wood for the vintage. 85-88 Pts

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2012
89
Smoke, oak and sweet ripe fruits, with an open, forward, sweet, black cherry, vanilla character, that is ready to drink.

Smoke, oak and sweet ripe fruits, with an open, forward, sweet, black cherry, vanilla character, that is ready to drink.

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Oaky and modern, which is not a bad thing, but the wine is too oaky and too modern in his vintage as the wine is suffering from too much extraction with its dry, tart and green finish. 85-88 Pts

Oaky and modern, which is not a bad thing, but the wine is too oaky and too modern in his vintage as the wine is suffering from too much extraction with its dry, tart and green finish. 85-88 Pts

4,912 Views   Tasted
2011
90
Oak, truffle and black cherry scents with plush, fat textures and a sweet, ripe, oaky, black cherry finish. This will be fun to drink young. 90-91 Pts

Oak, truffle and black cherry scents with plush, fat textures and a sweet, ripe, oaky, black cherry finish. This will be fun to drink young. 90-91 Pts

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2010
90
La Tour Carnet Oak, spice, cassis, earth and mocha scents open to a powerful, concentrated tannic wine with the structure to age well. There is some dryness in the finish. 89-91

La Tour Carnet Oak, spice, cassis, earth and mocha scents open to a powerful, concentrated tannic wine with the structure to age well. There is some dryness in the finish. 89-91

7,983 Views   Tasted
2009
92
Modern in style, this Merlot dominated, deeply colored wine opens with a perfume filled with coffee, licorice, black and blue fruit and chocolate. Concentrated, fleshy and flashy, produced from a blend of 53% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this delicious Haut Medoc needs a few years before the oak fully integrates.

Modern in style, this Merlot dominated, deeply colored wine opens with a perfume filled with coffee, licorice, black and blue fruit and chocolate. Concentrated, fleshy and flashy, produced from a blend of 53% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this delicious Haut Medoc needs a few years before the oak fully integrates.

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2008
89
From a blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is still on the oaky side with coffee bean, vanilla, licorice and black cherry notes in the aromatics. Soft, round and forward, while not complex, it's fun and already easy to drink.

From a blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is still on the oaky side with coffee bean, vanilla, licorice and black cherry notes in the aromatics. Soft, round and forward, while not complex, it's fun and already easy to drink.

3,710 Views   Tasted
2006
90
Still just a bit oaky, but over the years, the wine has better integrated the wood. Full-bodied, round and with some firm tannins, the wine offers loads of black fruit, thyme and tobacco on the nose and palate.

Still just a bit oaky, but over the years, the wine has better integrated the wood. Full-bodied, round and with some firm tannins, the wine offers loads of black fruit, thyme and tobacco on the nose and palate.

4,434 Views   Tasted
2005
90
Cigar box, tobacco, black raspberry, medium bodied, soft and ready for business.

Cigar box, tobacco, black raspberry, medium bodied, soft and ready for business.

4,510 Views   Tasted
Dark in color, this powerful wine offers pungent aromas of blackberry, cassis, truffle, earth, tobacco, coffee and blue fruit. Ripe, tannic and a little rustic, this robust, Bordeaux wine needs at least another 5-8 years in the cellar before it softens and comes together.

Dark in color, this powerful wine offers pungent aromas of blackberry, cassis, truffle, earth, tobacco, coffee and blue fruit. Ripe, tannic and a little rustic, this robust, Bordeaux wine needs at least another 5-8 years in the cellar before it softens and comes together.

7,727 Views   Tasted
Not much in the way of elegance. But there is gobs of fruit as well as tannin. Give this beast at least 10-15 years before popping a bottle.

Not much in the way of elegance. But there is gobs of fruit as well as tannin. Give this beast at least 10-15 years before popping a bottle.

3,622 Views   Tasted
2004
88
Still oaky, with licorice, tobacco and black fruits. Round textured and easy to drink, this is probably not going to get much better with age.

Still oaky, with licorice, tobacco and black fruits. Round textured and easy to drink, this is probably not going to get much better with age.

2,783 Views   Tasted