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2009 Chateau La Tour Carnet (92 Pts RP...90-93 Pts WS...91-93 Pts NM) Haut-Medoc 4eme Cru Classe. No Reserve

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Lot size: 2 bottles of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 2009 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

Robert Parker hailed the 2009 vintage as "The finest vintage of Bordeaux that I have tasted in 37 years".
"What's so striking about 2009 - and I haven't seen this kind of excitement since 1982 - is the quality of the Cru Bourgeois and the petits vins and the generic Bordeaux that are available.In short,2009 is the greatest vintage I have tasted in Bordeaux since 1982,of which it is a modern-day version,but greatly improved.

Robert Parker. (The Wine Advocate. #188. April 2010).


The multi-millionaire Bernard Magrez has recently bought Chateau La Tour Carnet,together with Chateau Pape-Clement in the Graves.Since Michel Rolland has been appointed winemaker of these two chateaux their wine quality has been transformed.Michel Rolland was the winemaker in the superb 2009 vintage:-

"This dense purple wine displays notes of charcoal,subtle toast and white chocolate as well as blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with hints of graphite and licorice.Dense,full-bodied,unctuously-textured,and quite long and thick,this concentrated,impressively endowed wine is silky-textured and already accessible.However,I suspect its best days are at least 5-7 years ahead of it.It should keep for a minimum of two decades".
(92 Points).

Robert Parker. (The Wine Advocate. #199. February 2012).


"Full-bodied,with super-silky tannins and a long finish.Solid and balanced,with pretty tannins.A polished young wine".
(90-93 Points).

James Suckling. (WineSpectator.com April 2010).


"Cropped at 43hl/ha,a blend of 54% Merlot,40% Cabernet Sauvignon,5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot,harvested between 29th September and 22nd October,this has a ripe plum,blueberry and cassis scented nose with good definition.If just a little obvious at the moment.Very ripe and sensuous,more like a Right Bank bouquet.The palate is medium-bodied with good acidity,very fine tannins,a slight metallic edge on entry,good density and focus here with great definitiontowards the linear finish.Tightly wound,nicely controlled for the vintage".
(91-93 Points).

Neal Martin. (eRobertParker.com March 2010).


Please note:-

The back label of these bottles actually states a slightly different grape blend making up this wine to that above-mentioned by Neal Martin.That being 62% Merlot,33% Cabernet Sauvignon,2% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit verdot.


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Other details

These bottles were bought on release and have since been stored undisturbed in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.Apart from some slight horizontal creases on the labels they are in immaculate condition,with wine fills into neck and labels and capsules in a pristine state.

Shipping details


Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode CT5 , Kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Parcelforce Express 48.
Shipping paid by: seller
Cost of delivery: £14.50. This lot will be shipped in polysafe tubes or airshock,air-cushioned sleeves,within a robust cardboard box.If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges(About 4%.Overseas 5%).Foreign buyers are welcome,but they should take responsibility for having suitable means of shipping.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for a quote for shipping,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £200.


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