Ch Tour Carnet
On the road to Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, a stone's throw from its church, the impressive quadrangular tower of Chateau La Tour Carnet rises in the axis of a monumental gate. If the thick enclosure walls could talk, they would tell of the rich historical past of this authentic feudal castle. They would awaken the sound of knights galloping across the drawbridge in the 12th century, and the sound of "drums beaten by sticks, used to announce the maturity of the harvest and scare away wolves and boars" in the 17th century. And they would summon up the glory days of the 19th century and the "1855 classification", the dark hours of phylloxera, before the great viticultural revival of the 20th century.
With the passion and the requirement that he is known for, Bernard Magrez has undertaken to raise even higher the Grand Cru Classe Haut-Medoc.