2020 | Frankrijk | Bordeaux, Pessac- Léognan

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2020 Pessac-Léognan


Antionia Galloni (Vinous) 100 | Decanter 96 | The Wine Advocate (95-97)+ punten

Neal Martin: 'this is a serious Les Carmes Haut-Brion with a very long future ahead'

Verder lezen
  • Smaakprofiel
    Complex, krachtig & vol
  • Druivenras
    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
  • Land & Regio
    Frankrijk, Bordeaux, Pessac- Léognan
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  • 100% proefgarantie
  • Gratis bezorgd vanaf €75
  • Levering binnen 2 tot 3 werkdagen
  • Verzekerd verzonden & zorgvuldig verpakt

Al bijna zo gewild als buren La Mission en Haut-Brion, maar nu nog minder prijzig. Het château vergist hele trossen, iets dat daarvoor bijna niet voorkwam in Bordeaux.

De 2020 heeft een perfecte balans tussen kracht, elegantie en complexiteit. De wijn is diep robijnrood van kleur, met heldere violette randen. De neus is ingetogen maar complex, met aroma's van bosbessen, rode bessen, exotische kruiden, rozenblaadjes, cacao en zoethout.

In de mond is de wijn vol en krachtig, met een elegante structuur. De tannines zijn fijn en sappig, en de zuren zijn fris en levendig. De smaak is complex en gelaagd, met tonen van rood fruit, donkere chocolade, specerijen en mineralen. De afdronk is lang en aanhoudend, met een impressie van sinaasappelschil.
  • Https& Côte de Boeuf
  • Https& Kalfsmedaillon
  • Https& Lamsrack
  • Https& Gegrilde groenten
WijnsoortRode Wijn
DruivenrasCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
RegioBordeaux, Pessac- Léognan
SmaakprofielComplex, krachtig & vol
Alcoholgehalte13,5 %
ClassificatieAOC Pessac Léognan
Op dronk vanaf2025
Op dronk tot2057

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
97/100 punten
The 2020 Les Carmes Haut-Brion has turned out beautifully, wafting from the glass with aromas of blackberries, red fruits, exotic spices, rose petals, raw cocoa and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and layered, it's intensely flavored but weightless, with a compelling sense of harmony and a long, orange-inflected finish. A blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Merlot, it was vinified with some 65% whole bunch and attained 13.5% alcohol. This is the first vintage where Pouthier's methods (whole bunch with weighted cap and long élevage incorporating larger vessels) were applied writ large, and the results are striking.

100/100 punten
The 2020 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is a total stunner. For the first time I can remember, Les Carmes Haut-Brion marries all of its elements so well that nothing stands out. In the past, the high percentage of Franc and/or the whole clusters were evident. The 2020 is the first modern vintage in which all the elements are so well balanced. Dark red/purplish fruit, rose petal, mint, lavender, dried herbs and incense all build in a ravishing Pessac-Léognan that will take your breath away. 

Wine Cellar Insider
99/100 punten
Medium/full-bodied, concentrated, vibrant, fresh, refined, elegant, and completely focused on its purity of fruit. Initially, you find notes of flowers, tobacco leaves, thyme, red pit fruits, mint, and an array of spices. The fruit gracefully unfolds on your palate with nuances of sea salt, herbs, spices, red, and black currants, cocoa, and espresso. The long, seamless, vivacious finish, with its spicy, mint, and oceanic edge takes its time building in intensity and width as it lingers. Drink from 2027-2060.


96/100 punten
Clear violet edging to the colour, vibrant and enticing. This is elegant and full of personality, with high floral aromatics, a ton of dark fruits, and a blueberry dominance that gives a classic Carmes Haut Brion feel. Slightly austere, slightly bitter, both in the best possible expression of those terms, where it is mouthwatering and moreish. A juicy salinity ensures this is a wine that doesn't overpower, its flavours are revealed slowly and carefully, tugging backwards, with a texture that heads towards linen rather than silk - meaning that you don't glide through, you carefully step through well-placed tannins and fruits. There is clear delicacy here, and with 55% whole bunch fermentation - the highest level that they have done to date. 3.62pH (they harvested this at almost 1% ABV higher), fermented with their own natural yeasts. Highest percentage of the two Cabernets on recent record (before 2010 Carmes was regularly at 50% Merlot). Strong candidate for the score moving upwards when in bottle.

Neal Martin
94-96/100 punten
The 2020 Les Carmes Haut-Brion was picked at 38hl/ha and matured in 80% new oak, 11% foudres and the remainder in clay amphorae. It has an intense bouquet of blackberry and wild strawberry, plus some light torrefactory scents, undergrowth and black pepper, all delineated and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with beautifully defined black fruit and delicate touches of mint, bell pepper and cracked black pepper. Though it shares the same surname, it is interesting to see how, stylistically, it is cut from a totally different cloth than Haut-Brion and La Mission, which each possess their own distinct attributes. Quite thickly textured and weighty on the finish with a long, spicy aftertaste, this is a serious Les Carmes Haut-Brion with a very long future ahead.

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