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Les Sires de La Tour Carnet 2008

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Les Sires de La Tour Carnet 2008

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The opinion of the wine taster

Last march you have tasted the Carillon du Château Fombrauge de Bernard Magrez. This month I would like to suggest you another wine Médoc: this Grand Cru is made by the Château Tour Carnet, a winery that was previously owned by the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne. The particularity of its vineyards is to use suspended wine lees to increase the aromas of the wine.
 

The terroir

The winery is characterised by a soil composed of a calcareous clay basements covered with a thick layer of gravels called “gunziennes”. The same stones that you can find at the famous hill of La Tour Carnet. The gravels gunziennes were originally transported by glaciers and they are poor in mineral and very draining. They oblige the roots of the vines to go deeply into the ground to find their nutriments. 

lecepage The grape variety

A wine blend typical for this region: merlot gives suppleness to wine whereas the cabernet sauvignon confers body, tannic structure and long keeping potential. The 18-years-old ageing in oak barrels allows the aromas to shine!

lemillesime The vintage

The 2008 can be described as cold and rainy. The cold years are usually risky, however the 2008 did give good results. We had to wait the 12th September to have good weather. The Haut-Médoc region made soft wine, with a nice tannic structure. 

lerecoltant The winemakers

Known for his special wines, Bernard Magrez is a self-made winemaker who became the first owner of the prestigious classified wine (Grands Crus Classés) in Bordeaux. 
 
My VitiBox, September. 2013 / bouteille

Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until 30 Septembre 2013. Delivery within 21 days. 

The particularity of its vineyards is to use suspended wine lees to increase the aromas of the wine. This allow the production of deep wines with a long-term stability!

 
 
  • Temperature:14° - 16°C
  • Decanting:Open just before serving
  • Keeping time:until 2016
Food and wine matching
Salmon tartare
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Turbot fillet on merlot sauce
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Soft washed-rind like Livarot
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Dark chocolate mousse
 
Wine tasting
 
The appearance - Nice light garnet colour, deep and shining. Microbubbles in suspension. Purplish reflections and coloured streaks.
Garnet
Nose - The nose is very elegant, pleasant, delicate and pure. We can smell an original mineralogy with iodized notes (oyster shell).
Aromatic intensity :
Semi-intense
Wine Aromas :
Plants and vegetables
Mineral
Aromas: vegetal, mineral, minéral

Taste
- The taste is silky, fresh and harmonic. You can find a retro-olfaction of licorice and menthol.

Acidity level :
Fresh

Sugar Level :
Soft

Body / alcohol :
Rich

Tannins :
Fluid

Wood level :
Harmonious wood flavours

Aftertaste
: long and velvety

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