2020 Chateau de Carles
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2020 Chateau de Carles

Fronsac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$34. 99
$419.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2028-2029)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Midnight black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Nosing draws out enticing red to black currant and red liquorice aromas followed by some toasty cedar, graphite and subtle earthy black olive notes. The refined, medium bodied palate shows good underlying freshness with bright red currant and red liquorice fruits overlaying toasty cedar, earthy graphite and spice elements. Possessing lively acidity and a fine grained tannin structure it finishes with an elegant, mid length finish.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews....
Rich and perfumed nose of lavender, walnuts, neroli, plums and oranges. It’s medium-bodied with firm, chalky tannins. Pretty spice and fragrance with a chewy finish. Better after 2024.
92 points
James Suckling

The 2020 Château de Carles shows quite a bit of reduction on the nose at the moment, making it difficult to read. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, fleshy with sweet plummy fruit laced with marmalade and quince. Fine weight on the finish, this is an enjoyable Fronsac. Drink 2025-2042.
90 points
Neal Martin - Vinous