Château les Carmes Haut-Brion

Château les Carmes Haut-Brion

Château les Carmes Haut-Brion is a 10.3-hectare wine estate in Pessac-Léognan on the Left Bank of Bordeaux. The property was established over 400 years ago. It takes its name from the Carmelites, the order of monks that tended it for almost 200 years. Once a little-known neighbour of the world-famous Châteaux Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion, things have changed rapidly here in recent years and it is today one of Bordeaux’s most exciting names. In 2010, the estate was acquired by Patrice Pichet, a French property developer. He quickly enlisted the dynamic Guillaume Pouthier as winemaker and director, and this has been a truly hot property ever since.

The wine here is stylistically unique within Bordeaux. This is in part due to the vineyard: the estate sits just outside the city of Bordeaux, with some limestone soils to complement the more typical gravel and clay. There is a high proportion of old-vine Cabernet Franc, rarely seen to any great extent on the Left Bank. The team has worked very hard to understand the specificities of each plot and sub-plot, enabling them to react to specific needs – but only where necessary.

Guillaume Pouthier is also a serial innovator. He is a proponent of whole-bunch fermentation, which is virtually unheard of in Bordeaux. Extraction, an important winemaking process, is handled differently here too: Guillaume uses a very gentle method of infusion rather than the more typical pumping-over or punching-down. The wines are matured in a combination of new French oak barrels, large oak casks and amphorae.

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Château Les Carmes Haut -Brion, Elements III (2017 to 2019) Three-Magnum Assortment Case
Red
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Medium Bodied
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13.5% Alcohol
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2012 Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2012
Drink, at peak
Medium Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2017 Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2017
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2018 Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2018
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2015 Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2015
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Medium Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2013 Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2013
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2014 Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2014
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2010 Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2010
Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2019 Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2019
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2022 Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2022
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Elements VI (2013 to 2018) Six-Bottle Assortment Case
Red
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Medium Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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2020 Le C des Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2020
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2021 Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
Red
2021
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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