93 points Chris Kissack (Winedoctor): "This is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon (although data presented via the UGCB say something else entirely, so maybe take that with a pinch of salt). The élevage was in 30% new oak for 16 months. Dark, smoky and oaky on the nose, perfumed with blackcurrant, white peach, toasted black olive and white pepper, this feels very fresh and appealing. The palate is bold, richly perfumed, textured, quite plush, with a delicious texture, some dark and sinewy fruits, a fresh grip and bright acidity. All in all a very stylish result here, with lots of primary texture and fruit. This seems more restrained than the Magrez style of old – indeed, this is true of the entire Magrez portfolio. Tasted twice, in London and Bordeaux. The declared alcohol is 13.5%. (Dec 2021)"
93 points Jane Anson (Decanter): "Magrez's flagship Haut-Médoc estate has been producing sterling wines over recent years and this is another success. Confident and ambitious as is his signature, this combines a gourmet raspberry puree feel with tight and controlled cassis and cedar notes, rolled up with a fresh mint finish. Real precision on display. Harvest September 20 to October 10. Now competing for the title of biggest estate in the Médoc at 176ha. Michel Rolland consultant, 30% new oak. Drinking Window: 2025-2040. (Jun 2020)"
93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2019 La Tour Carnet has turned out beautifully. Dark, pliant and super-expressive, the 2019 possesses tremendous richness as well as character. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, leather, spice, licorice, iron and dried herbs infuse the 2019 with gorgeous layers of dimension. La Tour Carnet is a consistently outstanding bottle, as it is again in 2019. Drink: 2024-2039. (Feb 2022)"
93 points Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux): "(50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot). Dark plum in colour, ruby reflections. Good depth to the fruit, alongside cedar, pepper and cinnamon spice. The tannins are in evidence, holding the savoury blueberry, cassis and raspberry fruit in place. This is restrained, with a powerful structure that is confident rather than exuberant. Bernard Magrez is overseeing an estate in full expansion, not just in size (176ha) but also in quality. Michel Rolland is the consultant. Harvest September 21 to October 10. 33% new oak. Alcohol 13.5%. Drink: 2024-2040. (10/24/21)"
92 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Offering up aromas of rich cassis and blackberry fruit mingled with burning embers, loamy soil and cigar wrapper, the 2019 La Tour Carnet is medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, with a broad attack that segues into an ample core of fruit that's framed by ripe, powdery tannins and lively acids. This is a seamless, rather giving Médoc that has turned out very well. Drink: 2023-2045. (Apr 2022)"
92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2019 Château La Tour Carnet is terrific, with a pure, medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated style as well as impressive cassis, tobacco, spicy wood, and graphite aromas and flavors. The purity here is spot on, and it has ripe, polished tannins, outstanding balance, and a great finish. (4/11/22)"
|Producer||La Tour Carnet|
|Blend||50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot|