Saturday, September 18, 2010

Affordable luxury

Haut Carles 2006, after having spent a great deal of time praising this wine to retailer in Saint Emilion, both competitors as well as friends, I had to try it for myself...
So Murielle and I simply opened a bottle for pleasure: Haut Carles 2006, a very fine bottle of wine of the highest quality.
A great wine, powerful and elegant, and God knows how these 2 words are rarely used together. The nose is remarkably pure, of course, aging in luxurious Taransaud barrels, which are largely responsible for the quality of the wood tannins, with the taste of ripe grapes, a difficult task in this cold vintage and particularly on clayey limestone terroir.
Tasted blind, in many vintages, this wine arrives in the top places of great wines of Bordeaux, and retails between 20 and 30 Euros including VAT!

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