2010 La Tour Carnet



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£306.00
£306.00
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Average critic rating : 90.14 points

93

93

Probably La Tour Carnet’s best since their 2001, the 2010 La Tour Carnet exhibits wonderful ripeness, a dense ruby/purple color, notes of licorice, camphor and some toast as well as lots of black currant and blueberry fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, with attractive sweetness of tannin, good acidity, excellent delineation to its component parts, and a full-bodied, impressively long finish. This wine may close down somewhat, given the moderate tannins, but it seems relatively accessible despite being a 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035. ||Another spectacular effort from proprietor Bernard Magrez, this Haut Medoc was harvested very late in 2010. The final blend is 60% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest a small amount of Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

92-94

92-94

A blend of 53% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot cropped at 45hl/ha, this has a well defined, rounded bouquet with blackberry, raspberry coulis and a touch of ripe figs. Very focused and poised. The palate has a pleasant grippy entry, quite bold tannins but very well balanced and the finish is very focused and Pauillac in style, hints of graphite towards the finish. Very fine. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin, erobertparker.com

89-92

89-92

This has good grip from the start, with a graphite underpinning to the dark plum sauce, linzer torte and black currant fruit. The finish is long and well-structured. Very solid. James Molesworth, winespectator.com

16

16

Quite high volatility. Very fresh fruit in a light sandpaper corset at the moment. This will never be sweet and all-enveloping but it should make a fine luncheon claret(!). jancisrobinson.com

17

17

Deeply-extracted cassis fruit, slightly leathery and firm concentration and depth, a bit four-square at the moment, but lots of stuffing for the future. Drink 2018-30. Steven Spurrier, decanter.com

89-91

89-91

La Tour Carnet Oak, spice, cassis, earth and mocha scents open to a powerful, concentrated tannic wine with the structure to age well. There is some dryness in the finish. winecellarinsider.com

83-85

83-85

This is a softly textured red with ripe fruit flavours without much distinction. Like many of the wines from the Magrez collection, this wine is polished and trying very hard. perhaps it is this slightly 'forced' balance that makes it good but unexciting. Medium length. asianpalate.com



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