Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2013 - Graves
Overall condition: Perfect
Les Carmes de Haut-Brion 2013 - Graves
Les Carmes de Haut-Brion 2013 was a great success with the most famous tasters who generously rated it.
To name but a few, René Gabriel, the renowned Swiss taster gave it a score of 19/20, Y. Beck 98/100, the WA 92 pts out of 100, 17.5/20 for Bettane & Desseauve or 16.5-17.5 for RVF.
Like what, 2013, which is a mixed vintage throughout France, was able to bear fruit for Les Carmes de Haut-Brion. It should be noted that the grave often do better in difficult years than the appellations located further north.
2013 was marked by necessarily favorable weather conditions, the winter was cool and very rainy, rains which are found in abundance in spring and leading to heterogeneous growth and flowering. The Merlots are then condemned to a low yield. A hot summer followed, marked by storms.
2013 was strewn with pitfalls but Les Carmes de Haut-Brion was able to pull out of the game, braving a major technical challenge, to produce one of the prides of the Château.
In short, you will have understood it, a beautiful tasting in perspective!
On the vineyard and technical side for those who like it:
- 5.3 ha of vines with an average age of 43 years
- Graves Mindel soils on clay-limestone base
- Partially de-stemmed harvest
- 26 days of vatting
- 24 months of aging in 90% new barrels and 10% one-wine barrels.
- 75 cl
- Grape(s) variety
- 59 % Cabernet Franc - 22 % Merlot - 19 % Cabernet Sauvignon
- Red wine
- % alc.
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