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Medium Red | France

Blason de la Tour Carnet 2011

Blason de la Tour Carnet 2011

Velvet, round, complex

Regular price ₱1,800
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Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Merlot
ABV: 13%
Origin: Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Size: 750ml


90 points, Robert Parker
90 points, Wine Spectator

Taste Notes

Eyes: Dense ruby-purple
Nose: Hints of graphite, blackcurrants, spice box and charcoal with roasted vanilla bean and anise, plum sauce and warm currant confiture
Mouth: Reveals excellent to outstanding concentration, sweet tannin and a long finish. A sleeper of the vintage, it is a beautiful effort from this challenging vintage. Moreover, it will evolve for 15 or more years.

How to Enjoy

Pair with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.

Serving temperature: Cellar temp. at 13-16°C
Storage: Up to 3-5 days after opening

About this Product

Blason de la Tour Carnet is the 2nd wine of Château de la Tour Carnet. Vintage 2011 is enjoyable now with aromas of blueberries, wet earth and hints of sweet tobacco on the nose and palate. Medium body, refined tannins and a creamy, fine-textured finish. great Bordeaux value for money.

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About Château de la Tour Carnet

Château de la Tour Carnet, 5th Grand Cru Classe of Haut-Medoc, is the largest of all of the 1855 Classified Growths and dates back to the 12th century. Located in the heart of the Médoc, the property has a unique and exceptional terroir since it is the only clay-limestone mound of the Medoc. Made the world renowned Oenologue Michel Rolland, the wine is reputable for its power & elegance.

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About France

French wine is nearly synonymous with fine wine and all things epicurean, France has a culture of wine production and consumption that is deeply rooted in tradition. Many of the world’s most beloved grape varieties originated here, as did the concept of “terroir”—soil type, elevation, slope and mesoclimate combine to produce resulting wines that convey a sense of place.

Accordingly, most French wine is labeled by geographical location, rather than grape variety. So a general understanding of which grapes correspond to which regions can be helpful in navigating all of the types of French wine. Some of the greatest wine regions in the world are here, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Champagne, but each part of the country has its own specialties and strengths.

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About Bordeaux Blend

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired red blends, have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World, especially in California, Washington and Australia. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, these are sometimes referred to in the US as “Meritage” blends.

While the region of Bordeaux is limited to a select few approved grape varieties in specified percentages, the New World is free to experiment. Bordeaux Blends in California may include equal amounts of Cabernet Franc and Malbec, for example.

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