Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2012

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This estate has been under new ownership since 2010 and the 2012 is a great success story. The fruit shows luscious redcurrants and the overall style is really soft and attractive. It is the finish, however, where the wine really shows off a wonderful sapidité (a French term meaning an almost salty, mineral savouriness). The château's director, Guillaume Pouthier, puts this down to using ripe stalks in the blend, a difficult method frequently used in Burgundy but very rarely seen in Bordeaux. This 2012 is very much a success.
Country: France.
Region: Bordeaux.
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Cabernet Franc. Petit Verdot.
ABV: 14.0%
SKU: 12052
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