Chateau La Tour Carnet, owned by Bernard Magrez, is one of the oldest Bordeaux wine producers that has remained continually active in the entire Bordeaux appellation. The chateau is also one of the oldest structures in the region.
In fact, some parts of the building, specifically the round tower, date all the way back to the 11th Century. At the time, it was a fortress that was inhabited by the English as early as the 12th Century. What we know of as Chateau La Tour Carnet today, was an important fort that was used by the military as an outpost in Bordeaux.
When the property was first taken overboard by Bernard Magrez, the estate had only 44 hectares of vines. By 2018, their holdings had increased to 190 hectares. Chateau La Tour Carnet is now one of the largest vineyards in Bordeaux and they are also one of top producers in the Haut Medoc appellation area today.
The large, 190 hectare Left Bank vineyard of La Tour Carnet is well placed in the Haut Medoc appellation. They are not far from some of the top vineyards in the St. Julien appellation. The vineyard is planted to 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.
2015 Château La Tour Carnet
90 Points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, “The Wine Advocate” (Feb. 2018)
“The 2015 La Tour Carnet is medium garnet-purple in color and has an earthy nose with red and black fruits and floral notions. The medium-bodied palate has plenty of energy with a great core of pure red and black fruits plus approachable tannins and nice freshness on the finish.”