2010 La Tour Carnet Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 94
  • NM 94
  • JS 93
  • WS 92
  • JL 91

Reviews for 2010 La Tour Carnet Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
From their 180 acres this large estate fashioned a blend of 53% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and small quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Harvested over a three week period (September 29 - October... From their 180 acres this large estate fashioned a blend of 53% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and small quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Harvested over a three week period (September 29 - October 17) it is a big tannic nearly over-sized wine boasting a dense purple color along with notes of graphite blueberries black raspberries and spring flowers. Great fruit on the attack a powerful full-bodied mouthfeel and an unusually masculine muscular style suggest this 2010 will require patience but it could turn out to be one of the finest La Tour Carnets ever produced. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2045.
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.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
A wine with dark berry licorice and tar character. Subtle and silky. Lovely polished tannins and fresh acidity.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
This has good grip from the start with a graphite underpinning to the dark plum sauce linzer torte and black currant fruit. The finish is long and well-structured. Very solid. -J.M.
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+.