Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1164 ratings
9.127 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Pierre Costa

The best in show. Tasted at UGC Bordeaux and it was hands down for the quality and complexity. Amazing Cabernet Franc, complex, mineral, deep, ranging from red cherry jam, mint, violets, chocolate, coffee and so on. Very long finish and round tannins.

The best in show. Tasted at UGC Bordeaux and it was hands down for the quality and complexity. Amazing Cabernet Franc, complex, mineral, deep, ranging from red cherry jam, mint, violets, chocolate, coffee and so on. Very long finish and round tannins.

Jan 28th, 2019
Ken Z
9.4

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

I have seen huge critical acclaim for this wine at various outlets. A great wine, that has improved in recent years, but nothing to make me purchase a case.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

I have seen huge critical acclaim for this wine at various outlets. A great wine, that has improved in recent years, but nothing to make me purchase a case.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Craig Stanfield

Tasty but a bit rustic on opening. Will be interesting to see if that settles down and more fruit comes through. On DAY 2, this was phenomenal and so well integrated.

Tasty but a bit rustic on opening. Will be interesting to see if that settles down and more fruit comes through. On DAY 2, this was phenomenal and so well integrated.

Aug 16th, 2018
Web Bond

Only Domaine within Bordeaux city limits.

Only Domaine within Bordeaux city limits.

Jul 21st, 2018
Web Bond

Only Domaine within Bordeaux city limits.

Only Domaine within Bordeaux city limits.

Jul 21st, 2018
Terry Kaney

Still tight but opened nicely the second day #cabfranc

Still tight but opened nicely the second day #cabfranc

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David Conway

I don't know if I was just craving red wine or what but this was singing tonight

I don't know if I was just craving red wine or what but this was singing tonight

Aug 3rd, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.6

Expresso, black cassis and over oaked.

Expresso, black cassis and over oaked.

Apr 7th, 2016
Steve Bachmann

Funky barnyard nose which masked a good underlying wine with nice fruit and resolved tannins. After 30 minutes of decanting it was a new wine with the funk having dissipated.

Funky barnyard nose which masked a good underlying wine with nice fruit and resolved tannins. After 30 minutes of decanting it was a new wine with the funk having dissipated.

Dec 25th, 2015
MJ Tsay

limestone blk cherry cola bright entry still young tight tannins but trending towards elegance

limestone blk cherry cola bright entry still young tight tannins but trending towards elegance

Nov 27th, 2015