2016 Chateau La Tour Carnet, Haut-Medoc (750ml)

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Haut-Medoc
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 95WE, 93JS, 93WA
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

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This is a rich wine, packed with tannins that contrast the fresh acidity and black currant fruit. It's a solid wine that's constructed to age.

93-95 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (2017)

A linear and pretty wine with plenty of blackberry aromas and flavors to complement a tight and chewy tannin structure. Medium to full body and a bright finish. More structured than the 2015.

92-93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2017)

The 2016 La Tour Carnet is a blend of 60% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 4 and 21 October. Matured in 30% new oak, it has more freshness and delineation than the Château des Grands Chênes that I tasted alongside, touches of blue fruit and floral scents lending it a Margaux-like personality. The palate is smooth and velvety on the entry with fine tannin, lush and precocious yet maintaining fine freshness and precision on the finish. Its texture is nigh irresistible. It is excellent, though will it surpass the 2015?

91-93 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)