2010 La Tour Carnet Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • NM 94
  • WA 93
  • JS 92
  • IWC 91
  • JL 91

Reviews for 2010 La Tour Carnet Bordeaux Blend

NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend of 53% Merlot 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot cropped at 45hl/ha this has a well defined rounded bouquet with blackberry raspberry coulis and a touch of ripe figs. Very focused and... A blend of 53% Merlot 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot cropped at 45hl/ha this has a well defined rounded bouquet with blackberry raspberry coulis and a touch of ripe figs. Very focused and poised. The palate has a pleasant grippy entry quite bold tannins but very well balanced and the finish is very focused and Pauillac in style hints of graphite towards the finish. Very fine.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Probably La Tour Carnet’s best since their 2001, the 2010 La Tour Carnet exhibits wonderful ripeness, a dense ruby/purple color, notes of licorice, camphor and some toast as well as lots of black currant and blueberry... Probably La Tour Carnet’s best since their 2001, the 2010 La Tour Carnet exhibits wonderful ripeness, a dense ruby/purple color, notes of licorice, camphor and some toast as well as lots of black currant and blueberry fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, with attractive sweetness of tannin, good acidity, excellent delineation to its component parts, and a full-bodied, impressively long finish. This wine may close down somewhat, given the moderate tannins, but it seems relatively accessible despite being a 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035. - Robert Parker
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2013
Impressive concentration for this appellation with aromas of prunes, plums and black pepper. Full body, with round and velvety tannins and a long finish. Tight. Better after 2015.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Bright, dark red. Sexy aromas of black cherry, blueberry, licorice, menthol and flowers seemed to shut down with aeration. Densely packed and fresh, with sound acidity intensifying the pretty, well-delineated black fruit... Bright, dark red. Sexy aromas of black cherry, blueberry, licorice, menthol and flowers seemed to shut down with aeration. Densely packed and fresh, with sound acidity intensifying the pretty, well-delineated black fruit flavors. The wine's firm spine of tannins and acids is nicely supported by its mid-palate concentration. A very impressive vintage for this bottling, and in need of patience. 91+
JL 91
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
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.
JJB 93
John Perry - JJ Buckley, April 2011
53% merlot 40% cabernet sauvignon 5% cabernet franc 2% petit verdot. The vineyards are composed of Gunzian gravel with subsoils of clay and limestone. Dark and brooding the nose displays aromas of ripe blue and black... 53% merlot 40% cabernet sauvignon 5% cabernet franc 2% petit verdot. The vineyards are composed of Gunzian gravel with subsoils of clay and limestone. Dark and brooding the nose displays aromas of ripe blue and black berry currant and earth. A full-bodied and robust Bordeaux this picks up a nice mineral component towards the finish. Although there is some roundness to the profile this is a serious and well-structured effort indicative of the vintage. Accessible in 5-7 years and enjoy for 20+.