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La Tour Carnet 2015

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91-93 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 La Tour Carnet is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit was cooled through a "cryogenic tunnel freezer," essentially spraying liquid nitrogen, and will be matured for 16 months in 30% new oak. It has a very pure bouquet, so much so that there is something almost Pinot Noir-like here, with ebullient Morello and subtle kirsch-like scents. The oak is judicious and neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This is very smooth and harmonious in the mouth, well-judged acidity, precise and detailed. It gently fans out on the finish, completing what I think is a very well-crafted, silky and seductive Haut-Médoc." 4/16 91-92 Points, James Suckling: "A fresh and clean wine with blueberry and light spice, mushroom character. Full, very fine. Shows a delicacy and finesse." 4/16 Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2015 La Tour Carnet is soft, supple and inviting. Dark cherry, mocha, chocolate, spice and new leather are all pushed forward. There is good up-front richness and density, but the wine loses some persistence on the finish. This is an especially nuanced, laid-back vintage for the Tour Carnet, with less overall depth than is customary, but solid overall balance. The blend is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasted four times." 4/16

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Editorial Reviews for La Tour Carnet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 05/05/2014

Sweet and smoky on the nose with nice underlying earth tones though a fair amount of oak. Medium full in the mouth thus shows lots of brightness to the fruit Fine grained tannins are well balanced, and while this won't make old bones but has plenty of satisfying blackcurrant fruit, though this remains a bit on the youthfully woody side today. 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.40 5
Vintage: 2009 05/05/2014

Four and a half glasses



91-93 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 La Tour Carnet is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit was cooled through a "cryogenic tunnel freezer," essentially spraying liquid nitrogen, and will be matured for 16 months in 30% new oak. It has a very pure bouquet, so much so that there is something almost Pinot Noir-like here, with ebullient Morello and subtle kirsch-like scents. The oak is judicious and neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This is very smooth and harmonious in the mouth, well-judged acidity, precise and detailed. It gently fans out on the finish, completing what I think is a very well-crafted, silky and seductive Haut-Médoc." 4/16 91-92 Points, James Suckling: "A fresh and clean wine with blueberry and light spice, mushroom character. Full, very fine. Shows a delicacy and finesse." 4/16 Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2015 La Tour Carnet is soft, supple and inviting. Dark cherry, mocha, chocolate, spice and new leather are all pushed forward. There is good up-front richness and density, but the wine loses some persistence on the finish. This is an especially nuanced, laid-back vintage for the Tour Carnet, with less overall depth than is customary, but solid overall balance. The blend is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasted four times." 4/16

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