2014 Les Carmes Haut Brion



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Average critic rating : 92.33 points

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The 2014 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is once again a real showstopper. One of the most unique wines in Pessac because of its high amount of Cabernet Franc, the Carmes Haut-Brion offers up a compelling m‚lange of dark red stone fruits, pomegranate, smoke, tobacco and licorice. The late harvest has resulted in a deep, ripe, super-concentrated wine endowed with tremendous depth. There may be a little freshness missing, but that is a small critique for a wine that delivers so much pleasure. The blend is 54% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, all aged in oak, but with some influence of 500L tonneaux and 12HL casks. Simon Blanchard is the Consulting Oenologist. Tasted two times.

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90-92

The Chƒteau Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2014 is a blend of 54% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines that are being converted to organic, undergoing a 30-day cuvaison with 15% to 40% whole clusters. Around 74% of the crop is matured in 80% new oak, 16% in 1,200-liter oak foudres and the remainder in 1-year old oak. Winemaker Guillaume Pouthier (ex-Chapoutier) has fashioned a bold and opulent bouquet with macerated black cherries and boysenberry jam. But it does not really 'sing' of "Pessac-L‚ognan", not at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannin on the entry, but then there is a wave of ripe, black, grainy fruit infused with graphite and cedar and it finishes in a bravura fashion with a seam of coconut originating from the oak. I would want to just check how the oak integrates with time by bottling and it may merit a higher score then. It's gonna need a top wine to match the architectural ambitions of its Philippe Starck-designed winery - this is certainly going in the right direction.

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Beautiful density of fruit with blackberry, dark chocolate and blueberry character. Full bodied, very fine and silky. Classy for the vintage.

17.25

17.25

95

95

91-93

91-93

Dark and staining the glass. Dense on the nose: there is a lot here. Floral with a mineral edge. Sweet and dense in the mouth. Rich and full. A very impressive style. Joss Fowler, FINE+RARE, April 2015.



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Chart showing (to 23/06/2016) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

Les Carmes Haut Brion 2014
+£15.00     (+4.76%) Latest price:  £330.00
Les Carmes Haut Brion 2008
+£235.00     (+92.52%) Latest price:  £489.00
Les Carmes Haut Brion 2004
+£215.00     (+101.42%) Latest price:  £427.00
Les Carmes Haut Brion 2001
+£198.00     (+49.13%) Latest price:  £601.00
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