Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hachette Wine Guide 2010


Always on top of its appellation, Haut-Carles gets its 7th special selection. This cuvee, produced from the best parcels in the property, is now part of the finest wines of Bordeaux. The 2006 vintage has a beautiful black robe. Black fruits, coconut, liquorice, vanilla, toasted wood: the aromatics are complexe and intense. It’s powerful and well extracted tannins support a concentrated mouth, fat and soft. It is certainly a wine to cellar (five to ten years). The second wine from Ch. de Carles (8 to 11 Euros), ads another two stars to the impressive collection of this cru. It barely misses the special selection for its harmonious bouquet of spices, toast and ripe fruit, as well as for its velvety tannins.

1 comment:

Lou Waton said...

It is made with a meticulousness and precision without equal in Fronsac, this cru impresses with the incomparable quality of its tannin and texture, revealing itself as the best wine yet produced by the property. We tasted it blind amid the crus class_s of St-_milion, and Haut-Carles came out comfortably in the top quarter. It is certainly one the best 2007s on the Right Bank.I like its flavor with my Cohiba cigar.