Friday, July 6, 2012

Chateau de Carles in Fronsac

We were recently invited to dinner with friends. To start, just before sitting down for dinner, we were served a Meursault Perrieres 1st growth 2001 from Comtes Lafon and Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers 1st growth 2006 from Michel Niellon, and then for work, blind, 4 2009 Bordeaux.

The 1st wine was good but a bit closed: Clos L’Eglise 2009 ( 98 RP)
The 2nd wine, oaky, full, very concentrated, to be cellared for another 15/20 years: Gracia 2009 (98RP)
The 3rd wine was more accessible, a good wine, less concentrated, more classic: Haut Carles 2009 ( 92RP)
The 4th was, for me, the best and one of the very fine wines of Bordeaux. A must have: caressing, ripe, soft, sexy, really fine, with incredible texture…: Pontet Canet 2009 (100RP)

And finally, Haut Carles 2011 which I still believe is a great wine, not for snobs, nor for the label drinkers. This kind of wine should be served blind to prove that one can still find such great values in Bordeaux!

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