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Château La Tour Carnet

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2020 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 92

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 Château La Tour Carnet Blanc  (Bordeaux) 91

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 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 92

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 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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. 93 Points

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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

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2018 Château La Tour Carnet Blanc  (Bordeaux) 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. 91 Points

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2017 Château La Tour Carnet Blanc  (Bordeaux) 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. 91 Points

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2017 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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. 91 Points

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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. 91 Points

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2016 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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. 91 Points

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Dark in hue with loads of fruit, density and a fruity, concentrated, round textured, fleshy finish. 91 Points

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2015 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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. 91 Points

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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

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2014 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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. 89 Points

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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

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2013 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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

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2012 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 89

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

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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

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2011 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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

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2010 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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 90 Points

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2009 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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. 92 Points

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2008 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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. 89 Points

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2006 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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. 90 Points

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2005 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 90

Cigar box, tobacco, black raspberry, medium bodied, soft and ready for business. 90 Points

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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. 90 Points

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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. 90 Points

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2004 Château La Tour Carnet  (Haut-Médoc) 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. 88 Points

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