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Wine Region: Bordeaux - France
Grape: Cabernet sauvignon (65%), Merlot (34%), Petit verdot (1%)
Tasting notes: A fresh nose, very floral with notes of lavender. A fluid, wounded, opulent mouth with accents of blue fruits, sap and blackcurrant leaves.
About the winery: Most Bordeaux aficionados will be very familiar with Pessac-Léognan stars, Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion. However, next door lies Château Les Carmes, named after the monks (les carmes) who owned it for 200 years. It came under significant new ownership in 2010, when Patrice Pichet bought it. He has since built a lavish, new, gravity-fed cellar and extended the vineyards considerably. Unusually three quarters of the grapes go into Le C and, of those, nearly half is Merlot. This gives the wine an intense fruit charm, while partial bunch fermentation (ie with stalks on) gives the wine a fresh sappiness.
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