Château La Tour Carnet Grand Cru Classé Haut -Médoc 2009 Bordeaux, $39.94-$46.99, 93 points,
Has a toasty vanilla plum aroma.
Full bodied dry red wine with more than ample acidity and persistently provocative tannin.
Considering that this wine should probably be drunk in ten to twenty years, and not losing sight of the forest for the trees, this Bordeaux has the flavor seeds that will blossom beautifully, because even now the flavor is a delicious rich black fruit with hints of espresso and earthy dried herbs.
Spicy finish trends black pepper with a hint of menthol.
Varietals are 66% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc.