2017 C des Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac Leognan
The incredible transformation in quality at Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion has made it one of the most sought after wines in Bordeaux. The gorgeous deuxieme vin, C des Carmes, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from vineyards near to Smith Haut Lafitte.
"The 2017 Le C des Carmes Haut-Brion has a deep hue in the glass. The powerful nose, when served blind, might come from say, Cornas! It eventually reveals more nuance. The palate is well balanced with fine tannins, quite pure, rounded in style, silky smooth with bulbous, red berry fruit laced with white pepper and thyme on the finish. Very fine." Neal Martin, Vinous.com