About the Wine
The history of La Tour Carnet merges with the history of France. Bearing the name of the squire who infallibly helped his Lord to resist French royalty at the end of the Hundred Year's War, Château La Tour Carnet played a major role in the revolution of the Médoc vineyard and the quality of its wine. is rewarded by entry into the classification of Grands Crus Classés of 1855. The diversity of its terroir and the constant search for perfection make this Haut-Médoc an exceptional wine.
Located in Saint-Laurent Médoc on the left bank of the Garonne, the terroir of the château is composed of a base of highly calcareous clay covered with a thick layer of Günzian gravel, allowing water to drain and redistribute at night. heat stored during the day.
Bernard Magrez owns many of Bordeaux's most iconic estates including Château Pape Clément an exception Grand Cru Classé from Pessac-Léognan. Celebrated for his attention to detail in the vineyard and constant achievement of excellence in the winery which translates into award-winning wines for every occasion.
“My life has been forty years of passion for vines and wine. Now I want to pass on this sense of excellence. I’m a vintner, with four Grand Cru Classés estates in Bordeaux, a handful of exquisite vineyards in the south, and wineries in eight other countries around the world, and through them I can create real emotions and wonder. This is what I’ve always done, and what I’ll always do.” ~Bernard Magrez
Bernard Magrez was born in Bordeaux in 1936 and left school at 16 to start trading wines. In 1961, at 25 years old, Bernard started his own company dedicated to whiskey and port. In the late ’70s, he went back to his roots in wine, and in the 1980s, he acquired Château Pape Clément, a famous Grand Cru Classé of Graves for thirty years. Next, he purchased Château Fombrauge, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Château La Tour Carnet, Médoc Grand Cru Classé since 1855, and then, among eighteen other renowned Bordeaux estates, Clos Haut Peraguey, Premier Grand Cru Classé of Sauternes. His next acquisitions took place in eight different countries: Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and the United States. In total, he owns 43 properties and more than 1,000 hectares of vineyards.
Tasting Notes: La Mémoire de La Tour Carnet offers intense notes of red and black fruits as well as spices. This fine and intense red wine offers beautiful tannins accompanied by a long finish. It can be drunk immediately or kept for up to 5 years. Share La Tour Carnet's Memory over a dish of red meat or a chocolate dessert.
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