La Tour Carnet: Une Belle robe rouge pourpre brillante Le nez est une explosion de notes fruits rouges et noires (griottes, framboise, mûres), de notes minérales et florales (violette, rose), mêlées aux notes vanillées et légèrement réglissées à l’aération. La bouche est généreuse et pleine en attaque. Elle révèle des tanins tendres offrant une impression de douceur. Le vin, est d’une très belle longueur. Il laisse en bouche une impression de fraîcheur sur de notes épicées et vanillées.
This dense purple wine displays notes of charcoal, subtle toast and white chocolate as well as blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with hints of graphite and licorice. Dense, full-bodied, unctuously textured, and quite long and thick, this concentrated, impressively endowed wine is silky-textured and already accessible. However, I suspect its best days are at least 5-7 years ahead of it. It should keep for a minimum of two decades. One of the few classified growths in the southern end of the Medoc south of Margaux, La Tour Carnet has been owned for a number of years by Bernard Magrez. It is one of the most picturesque chateaux in Bordeaux, dating from the 12th century, with real towers and a Camelot-style moat surrounding it. A large estate, they have been making top-flight wines for well over a decade, yet the prices remain very realistic for a classified growth Bordeaux. The 2009, which boasts Michel Rolland as the consultant, was a final blend of 62% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest tiny dollops of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 92