Château La Tour Carnet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.957 ratings
9.011 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Very enjoyable Wednesday Wine Committee lunch today with @Weston Eidson & @Colby Siratt hosting. Same format as always...1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine all tasted blind.

This was plush and dense while also being very youthful and gripping. Dark fruit dominant. Black Forest cake, dark cocoa dusted dates, roasted plum and a touch of saddle leather. I called this left bank 2012 vintage.

Very enjoyable Wednesday Wine Committee lunch today with @Weston Eidson & @Colby Siratt hosting. Same format as always...1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine all tasted blind.

This was plush and dense while also being very youthful and gripping. Dark fruit dominant. Black Forest cake, dark cocoa dusted dates, roasted plum and a touch of saddle leather. I called this left bank 2012 vintage.

May 23rd, 2019
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine is the 2010 Château La Tour Carnet Haut-Mèdoc. 60% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

The nose gives us black cherry, blueberry, black raspberry, black currant, chocolate, pencil shavings, black pepper and dry soil.

On the palate there is black cherry, plum, blackberry, anise, black currant, violet, vanilla, graphite and earth.

This wine is medium to full bodied that is smooth with medium + acidity and medium + fine sweet tannins that leads to a long pleasing finish. The beginning of the work week is about to start and we need to think about being safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight's wine is the 2010 Château La Tour Carnet Haut-Mèdoc. 60% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

The nose gives us black cherry, blueberry, black raspberry, black currant, chocolate, pencil shavings, black pepper and dry soil.

On the palate there is black cherry, plum, blackberry, anise, black currant, violet, vanilla, graphite and earth.

This wine is medium to full bodied that is smooth with medium + acidity and medium + fine sweet tannins that leads to a long pleasing finish. The beginning of the work week is about to start and we need to think about being safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jun 4th, 2018
Lori Sullivan

Very good Bordeaux blend under $50.

Very good Bordeaux blend under $50.

Oct 19th, 2017
Jenny Hemmer

Dried floral & fruit, dusty road, tobacco & a slight mint finish.

Dried floral & fruit, dusty road, tobacco & a slight mint finish.

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Solid but not memorable

Solid but not memorable

Apr 26th, 2017
Penny Wild-perkowski

2010

Apr 30th, 2019
Anthony De Blasi

Still not revealing much and I'm starting to think that this is it. Good wine but missing that little extra touch...

Still not revealing much and I'm starting to think that this is it. Good wine but missing that little extra touch...

Nov 30th, 2018
Anthony De Blasi

Liked it! Still some steely tannins and a bit closed... Might go into the 9.0 scoring after additional cellaring?

Liked it! Still some steely tannins and a bit closed... Might go into the 9.0 scoring after additional cellaring?

Jul 28th, 2017
Tom Hoffman

Doing a quality check on our French contribution to the Launch wine.

Doing a quality check on our French contribution to the Launch wine.

Jan 23rd, 2017
John Van Trijp

Best vintage for Tour Carnet? 94+/100

Best vintage for Tour Carnet? 94+/100

Sep 22nd, 2016