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New Release: 2022 Carmes Haut Brion

Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion is arguably the Left Bank of Bordeaux’s hottest chateau. It has rocketed in quality in recent years and is now knocking on the door of its famous First Growth neighbour. The 2022 has just been released and, with three potentially perfect scores and a habit of shooting up in price, will be one of the most highly desirable wines of the campaign. It is a must-own. We are offering it today on an allocated basis.

Scores from the critics are massive across the board, with potential perfect ratings from William Kelley (99-100 pts), Antonio Galloni (98-100 pts) and Jeb Dunnuck (98-100 pts). For Kelley, The remarkable 2022 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is a strong candidate for the title of wine of the vintage”. For Galloni,the wine’s profound beauty that leaves a lasting impression” while Dunnuck says,Don’t miss this wine.”

Carmes is not only a great wine; it is an equally compelling buy. As the table above shows, this 2022 is well-priced versus the 100 point 2020, making it a strong purchase now.

Given the quality in the bottle, the following this chateau has and the enormous demand, this value here is immense. Furthermore, if you factor in the percentage increases in price for comparable vintages since release (97% for the 2016, 52% for the 2019 and 67% for the 2020), this 2022 becomes essential.
We are currently offering on an allocation only basis. Details are below, do take a look and let us know if you would be interested. 


The Offer:
Offered subject to final confirmation. Available in late 2024 / early 2025.


2022 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion

SGD $1,180 ($1,274.40 inc GST) per case (6*75cl OWC)

SGD $1,190 ($1,285.20 inc GST) per case mags (3*150cl OWC)

*On allocation*

The remarkable 2022 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is a strong candidate for the title of wine of the vintage. It’s also one of the most singular, characterful wines being produced in the region today. Unfurling in the glass with complex aromas of blackberries and cherries mingled with notions of exotic spices, orange zest, pencil lead, rose petals and vine smoke, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a velvety attack that segues into a layered, seamless and multidimensional mid-palate framed by rich, powdery tannins. Pure, perfumed and penetrating, this blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Merlot is a brilliant success that caps a decade of relentless work by Guillaume Pouthier and his team that have seen Les Carmes Haut-Brion emerge as one of Bordeaux’s leading estates. It checks in at a mere 13.5% alcohol, with a very healthy pH of 3.64.

99-100 points William Kelley

Technical Director Guillaume Pouthier follows his majestic 2020 with another riveting wine. The 2022 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is, quite simply, unforgettable. A wine of tremendous energy, the 2022 saturates the palate with inky red/blue fruits, lavender, sage and mint, showing remarkable density that builds into an eternal finish enshrouded by seamless tannins. The 2022 is a co-ferment of 40% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Merlot done with 70% stems that saw six full weeks on the skins. Élevage is 70% new oak, 20% 18HL cask and 10% amphora. It is an incredibly modern wine that marries Bordeaux classicism with hints of Northern Rhône and Piedmont inflections. All the elements are so well-balanced that nothing sticks out. Instead, it is the wine’s profound beauty that leaves a lasting impression.

98-100 points Antonio Galloni

I think one of the legendary wines in the vintage will be the 2022 Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, which comes from a tiny vineyard not far from Haut-Brion and is based on 40% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Merlot, vinified with 70% whole clusters, and aged 70% in new barrels, 20% in foudre, and 10% in amphora. Despite mostly being not destemmed, you wouldn’t know it by tasting it. It has a classic bouquet of ripe blackberries, cassis, leafy herbs, graphite, and violets, while in contrast, the C Des Carmes Haut-Brion, which is vinified with just 30% stems, is clearly marked more by its stems. Full-bodied, concentrated, beautifully balanced, and with a rare mix of purity, freshness, and power, it’s going to rival the 2018 as one of the finest vintages ever produced from this address. It’s worth noting this estate has a unique terroir in Pessac that includes some limestone in the soils, and this worked particularly well in 2022. Don’t miss this wine.

98-100 points Jeb Dunnuck


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Terms & Conditions:

Offer ends on Friday 15th June 2023 l No further discount l Immediate payment required l Delivery fees ($32.40) waived for purchases above $500 before GST excluding airports | Cancellation of orders not allowed l Order/s to be collected/delivered within 1 month upon stock availability l Offered Ex-Singapore & subject to remaining unsold 

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