2010 Carmes Haut Brion, Les Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 93
  • WS 91
  • ST 90
  • WA 90
  • NM 90

Reviews for 2010 Carmes Haut Brion, Les Bordeaux Blend

JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2013
The blueberries, walnut and chocolate character here is impressive. Full and very silky with refined tannins and a silky finish. Very pretty. Wonderful balance like the 2009. Try in 2016.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Offers a plush feel, with warm cocoa and steeped blueberry notes leading the way, backed by dark, fleshy plum and blackberry fruit. A loamy edge takes over on the finish, revealing a flicker of tobacco in the background... Offers a plush feel, with warm cocoa and steeped blueberry notes leading the way, backed by dark, fleshy plum and blackberry fruit. A loamy edge takes over on the finish, revealing a flicker of tobacco in the background. Best from 2015 through 2025. 2,083 cases made. –JM
ST 90
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2013
Bright red-ruby. Aromas of cherry, spiced plum, smoke and earth, plus a whiff of sweet butter. Juicy and a bit tight, showing moderate flesh and depth but good complexity to its flavors of red fruits, spices and minerals... Bright red-ruby. Aromas of cherry, spiced plum, smoke and earth, plus a whiff of sweet butter. Juicy and a bit tight, showing moderate flesh and depth but good complexity to its flavors of red fruits, spices and minerals. There's a good dollop of cabernet franc in this wine, and it shows in the youthfully imploded texture. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and lingering minerality.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
The wine is less complex than a Chevalier, but displays plenty of raspberries, red currants and sweet cherries as well as hints of vanilla, smoke and Christmas fruitcake. The blend is 45% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot and... The wine is less complex than a Chevalier, but displays plenty of raspberries, red currants and sweet cherries as well as hints of vanilla, smoke and Christmas fruitcake. The blend is 45% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, tipping the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol. Always elegant, stylish and medium-bodied, it should drink best between 2015 and 2030.
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Carmes Haut-Brion 2010 has a straight down the line, well defined Graves bouquet that is very elegant: blackberry, raspberry and briary fruit. The oak is perfectly... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Carmes Haut-Brion 2010 has a straight down the line, well defined Graves bouquet that is very elegant: blackberry, raspberry and briary fruit. The oak is perfectly disguised. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, good depth and fine acidity. It just comes across as a little forceful towards the finish, whilst there is a touch of bitterness on the aftertaste that this wine has to address.
JJB 94
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
55% merlot 30% cabernet franc and 15% cabernet sauvignon. Aged for 18 months in half-new oak barrels. From a mere 5 hectares of 35 year old vines in the more urban area of the outskirts of Bordeaux near Chateau Haut-Brion... 55% merlot 30% cabernet franc and 15% cabernet sauvignon. Aged for 18 months in half-new oak barrels. From a mere 5 hectares of 35 year old vines in the more urban area of the outskirts of Bordeaux near Chateau Haut-Brion this is an estate on the rise with new owners who are beginning to invest in lifting this estate. It is very shiny and floral on the nose with ripe aromas of dark fruits spice and vanilla. Very plush on the palate this is a bit singular but still manages to be full of fresh fruit and long length. This is an unbeatable wine for short-term drinking as the tannins are already integrated and only expand mildly on the finish. Only 2000 cases made. Stephane Derenoncourt consults. Tasted twice with consistent notes.