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2008 - Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion
- Drinking Window:
- 92 NM
Made in an ethereal, lighter style than usual, the 2008 Les Carmes Haut-Brion offers up notes of menthol, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and sweet red and black currants. Medium-bodied, pure, delicate, and full of charm, it only lacks the texture and depth one expects in the best vintages like 2008. Drink it over the next 12-14 years.
The 2008 Les Carmes Haut-Brion, which predates the acquisition by the Pichet family, has an expressive and quite complex bouquet compared to its peers, full of red and black fruit, crushed rose petal and orange blossom. This is very attractive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, crisp acidity, clean and precise with more red than black fruit surfacing towards the finish. I appreciate the energy of this wine after ten years and the salinity than marks the aftertaste. Tasted blind