The 2018 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is one of the wines in this vintage that comes very close to its 2016 sibling. A wine of dazzling intensity and stature, Les Carmes Haut-Brion is simply magnificent. Rose petal, wild black cherry, sage, menthol, licorice and dried herbs add myriad shades of complexity to this explosive, dense wine. As always, Les Carmes is done with a fair amount of whole clusters, 40% in this case, but in 2018, the maturity is such that the stems are very well integrated into the wine's fabric. The blend is 37% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Score: 95-98/100
|6x75cl||-||1 Immediate | 3 Marketplace||£709.00|
|3x75cl||-||7 Immediate | 2 Marketplace||£355.00|
|Bts||-||0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace||£121.00|