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.
Grape varietal: 59% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc.
Tasting notes: The 2015 Les Pensées de La Tour Carnet, the property’s second wine, is a forward, mid-weight red with lovely aromatic presence and good near-term appeal. The medium garnet-purple colored 2015 Les Pensees de la Tour Carnet has a nose of cassis, red cherries and bay leaves with hints of spice box and tar. The palate is medium-bodied and firm with chewy tannins and an earthy finish.
Food pairing: Chateau La Tour Carnet is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as a wide variety of hard and soft cheeses.