Chateau La Tour Carnet 2004

87+ points

Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France. 13%

A 4th growth, this is its 595th harvest. Now owned by Bernard Magrez (of Chateau Pape Clement).

This is dark and concentrated with plenty of new oak. You get an awful lot of concentration per euro. I’m downpointing it a little becuase I feel it is a bit too extracted. Perhaps it will gain some elegance and charm with age, but I worry.

Hard to drink now, it tastes like it has just been bottled. Oaky, dense – not much fun. Too extracted ?

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One thought on “Chateau La Tour Carnet 2004

  1. Jancis Robinson wrote:

    Ch La Tour Carnet 2004 Haut-Médoc 16.5++ Drink 2012-22
    Dark crimson. Strong impact on the nose and eye. Intense and quite nerveux. Pretty massive charge of ripe tannins. Dense, impressive – a powerhouse.

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