A little-known neighbour of Châteaux Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion in the Pessac-Léognan, Les Carmes Haut-Brion is a jewel of a property remains somewhat of an insider's Bordeaux. The vineyards are planted with an unusually small quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Merlot (50%) and Cabernet Franc (40%), this is reflected in the style of the wine which is rich in aromatics and has incredible finesse. The wine spends 18 months in oak barrels, one-third of which are new each vintage.
2012 certainly not Bordeaux’s greatest vintage of all times, but it has yielded some good wines that are well-balanced and show intense fruit, precision and fine tannins. An early maturing vintage, already drinking beautifully but can be stored at least 15 more years.
Drink Now - 2035
(€66,27 / liter)