The Carlton Restaurant

French Wines Bordeaux

ANDRE LUTRON PESSAC LEOGNAC “CRUZEAU”’10  –  Features a juicy, sleek feel, with a strong roasted mesquite and sanguine frame that keeps the core of damson plum, red currant and blackberry fruit moving along. The tight-grained finish has a smoldering charcoal hint.”…….59.99

CHATEAU BONALGUE POMEROL’09  –  “This appealingly affordable Pomerol is another good wine from the 2009 Bordeaux vintage.  It is fashioned by Château Bonalgue and is a blend of 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc.  Its aromatics remind of plums, spice, earth and cigar box.  The palate sees medium length and balanced flavours of earth, plum and cigar box.  This wine benefits from a beguiling length and interest.”…………149.99 

CHATEAU CANTENAC BROWN MARGAUX’12“Earthy, tobacco, fresh, bright, crisp, cassis and dark cocoa, with a tannic, energetic, smooth finish.”………..130.99

CHATEAU DE PEZ SAINT ESTEPHE MERLOT BLEND’15 – “The 2015 Château de Pez is a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 51% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, matured in one-third new oak, the rest in one- and two-year-old barrels. It has a bold and generous nose of kirsch and blueberry, quite high-toned, but perhaps lacking some complexity underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin. It is nicely balanced, gently grippy in the mouth with a harmonious finish, but what it lacks is the persistence on the finish that would have nailed it as a great wine.”………139.99


CHATEAU TOURTERAN HAUT MEDOC’10 – Powerful, concentrated wine, a very solid Cabernet-dominated wine. It has dark tannins, the black currant fruit still hiding in the background. Dark and dense.”…….49.99

CHATEAU HAUT-BEAUSEJOUR SAINT ESTEPHE CABERNET BLEND’15 – “The 2015 Haut-Beauséjour is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. It has a tightly wound, slightly subdued bouquet that just feels a little static in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, quite fine tannin, well balanced and detailed with truffle and cedar-infused black fruit. It might lack the substance of its counterparts south in Pauillac, yet I still consider this to be a well-crafted wine that should offer a decade of pleasure.”………89.99

CHATEAU HAUT BERGEY PESSAC LEOGNANC’09- Bright cherry and berry fruit flavors nestle in a broad, soft texture in this juicy red, which has bright acidity, modest tannins and an herbal, floral finish that’s fresh and focused. Not a blockbuster, but balanced and harmonious.”………128.99


CHATEAU LASSEGUE VIGNOT’09 – Powerful and rich, this has sweet tannins that overlay a juicy blackberry-jelly flavor. It is sumptuous and opulent, squeezing out every bit of richness. It has weight, and its tannins offer a fine future.”……164.99


CHATEAU-NENIN FUGUE DE NENIN’10 – Soft, friendly, forward and open-knit, with plum, grape and blackberry fruit. A gentle kiss of singed vanilla and a flash of graphite appear on the finish.”…….104.99

CHATEAU PHELAN SEGUR SAINT ESTEPHE’08- Offers good medium-bodied flesh, with mulled plum, smoked apple wood and tobacco leaf notes that give way a bit to a slightly taut structure on the finish.”………128.99

LES CADRANS DE LASSEQUE ST. EMILION MERLOT BLEND’10 – “60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc, 10% cabernet sauvignon. A great vintage, this wine has a dark, deep color with very vibrant and lively fruit flavors. Les Cadrans has an amazing elegance, with well-integrated, round, silky tannins and barrel aging that is almost undetectable.”…….65.99