2006 Ch Les Carmes Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château les Carmes Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drinking 2014 - 2026
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2006 - Ch Les Carmes Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château les Carmes Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drinking 2014 - 2026
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £1,172.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £1,172.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
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  • Robert Parker, February 2009, Score: 90

    Another beautiful example of minerality, finesse, elegance, and complexity, this earthy, spicy 2006 exhibits sweet raspberry and red currant fruit accompanied by hints of barbecue smoke and tobacco leaf. Medium-bodied, pure, and not terribly powerful, it is built around delicacy and purity. Give it 2-4 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 15 years. Drink: 2011 - 2026

  • Robert Parker, May 2007, Score: 88-90

    An elegant, finesse-styled 2006, Les Carmes should put on weight given the fact that it includes a significant amount of Cabernet Franc in the blend. It offers fresh cherry, red, and black currant aromas interwoven with notions of mint, dusty, loamy soil, and burning embers. Medium-bodied, fresh, and pure, with moderate tannin as well as excellent depth, it may merit an outstanding rating if it puts on weight in the barrel and bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2022.

  • Jancis Robinson, May 2007, Score: 14.5

    Mid crimson and not especially concentrated colour. a little oak in evidence on the slightly smudgy nose and then there is a lot of acidity and greenness on the palate. Definitely an awkward wine that I fear will always have this unripe streak.

Producer

Château les Carmes Haut-Brion

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion is one of the tiniest and least known Pessac Leognans. Only a fraction over 4.5 hectares, it is superbly placed - a stone's throw from Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion. Many believe Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion is close to the style of its neighbours as the terroir is basically the same. Due to the minute quantities produced, it is not the easiest wine to find and is sought after the world...Read more

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion is one of the tiniest and least known Pessac Leognans. Only a fraction over 4.5 hectares, it is superbly placed - a stone's throw from Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion. Many believe Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion is close to the style of its neighbours as the terroir is basically the same. Due to the minute quantities produced, it is not the easiest wine to find and is sought after the world over.Read less

Region

Pessac-Léognan

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.