Château La Tour Carnet dates back to the 12th century and is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc region. The medieval architecture features a tower built in 1120 and the château is surrounded by a moat. La Tour Carnet has had several illustrious owners, including the family of Michel de Montaigne, one of the greatest French philosophers and twice-elected Mayor of Bordeaux. The vineyard of Château La Tour Carnet was planted there in 1407.
Notes and Reviews
James Suckling (93)
This has a wealth of brambly and spicy berry fruits with a succulent, plush and flavorsome palate delivering red plums and cherries amid smooth tannins. Try from 2022.
|Grape Varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Age of Vines||30 years old|
|Vinification||Manual sorting in a vibrating table, followed by destemming Fermentation in wooden vats and small capacity concrete tanks. Cold pre-fermentation maceration (8°C). Fermentation at low temperature (28°C) Maceration for 25 to 32 days|
|Elevage||16 months in oak barrels (30% new oak)|
|Soil Type||Clay subsoil with a large proportion of limestone covered by a deep layer of Günz gravel|