Château Carbonnieux Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2011

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"A tangy mix of damson plum, loganberry and cherry pit notes, with lightly taut structure framing the finish." --The Wine Spectator*Wine Spectator rating: (87-90 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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Château Carbonnieux:
Chateau Carbonnieux is located just a few miles from Bordeaux. This beautiful castle overlooks one of the largest vineyards in the Graves region. The Estate's seven centuries of history have often been quite dramatic. Carbonnieux is one of the leading Graves Chateaux that justified the creation of the Prestigious Pessac-Léognan appellation. This property is one of the oldest in Gr... Read more
Chateau Carbonnieux is located just a few miles from Bordeaux. This beautiful castle overlooks one of the largest vineyards in the Graves region. The Estate's seven centuries of history have often been quite dramatic. Carbonnieux is one of the leading Graves Chateaux that justified the creation of the Prestigious Pessac-Léognan appellation. This property is one of the oldest in Graves. The original château was constructed around 1380 during the "Hundred Years War" and consequently its architecture is drawn along castellated lines. It initially belonged to the Bordeaux Hospices, thereafter the Ferron family and then the Councillors at the Parliament of Guyenne from 1519 until 1741. Named after Ramon Carbonnieux in 1234, the Château and vineyards were purchased in 1740 by Benedictines who started bottling wine at the Château. The Benedictines were ousted by the Revolution and the property changed hands several times between 1790 and 1956 when it was acquired by Marc Perrin, father of the current owner. A member of a family of wine growers of Burgundian origin, the Perrin's had been producing wines in Algeria for the last four generations. Marc Perrin and his son Antony improved the vineyards, restored the Château and modernized all of the working areas. Château Carbonnieux produces as much white wine as it does red. Chateau Carbonnieux, Graves, BordeauxChateau Carbonnieux It is true to say that Carbonnieux has a microclimate that is extremely conducive to winegrowing. This is due to the estate's position on a rise, the effect of the nearby Garonne river and Eau Blanche stream, and the excellent quality of the gravely soil. Furthermore, the proximity of Bordeaux has the effect of increasing the temperature by an average of 2° or 3° in winter. The estate includes 45-hectares of red grape varieties and 43-hectares of white, located on deep gravel slopes in close proximity to the Garonne River and Eau Blanche stream. Long famous for its white wine, Carbonnieux has been in the unusual position of producing both Red and White Graves for several centuries. The grand vin is Chateau Carbonnieux - red or white - although many would regard the white (20000 cases) as the more significant cuvée. Quality has remained in the ascendant in recent vintages. The red (25000 cases) does not challenge for top wine of the appellation, but it is well made if somewhat rustic, usually appropriately priced, and again quality has been on the up. The second wine is La Tour Léognan. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Château Carbonnieux Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/23/2012

Red and fruity on the nose with a nice leafy Cabernet Franc edge that shows sweet herbs, pipe tobacco and some astringent soil tones. A touch sweet early on the palate, with red plummy fruit that is soft and front loaded leading to a crisp, fairly tannic finish of decent length with a red fruity finale 88pts


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Snooth User: Lodi Brad
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/19/2010

Classic, but dated style of a white with skin contact. It starts with a complex yeasty, lemon peel nose and just a hint of oak, which is quite attractive. However, in the mouth the dry, mineral balance and the more that moderate tannins from skin contact and the barrel just you the classic but not so appealing mouthful of ashes. It does work with food but I wish the tannin was a bit more subdued.


Snooth User: Matthieu
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/13/2007

Assez consistant, un peu volumineux, équilibre, structure, positivement surpris (en première dégustation, il sortait "plat"... mauvais échantillon ?)


Snooth User: Erin Harrell
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/10/2013

Le Bernardin josh bday dinner


Snooth User: jamesbondjapan
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/11/2010

Beautiful pale golden yellow color. Crisp but not overly dry. Citrus notes with good acidity. Long finish. Very nice. Not too much oak. Distinctively different.

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Snooth User: Guillaume
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/07/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: fadywine
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/06/2014

Three glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 08/08/2007

Great age - chocolate, leather. Tannins are very soft and well integrated. Great cabernet structure with decent fruit (baked prunes) still.


External Reviews for Château Carbonnieux Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/14/2012

A tangy mix of damson plum, loganberry and cherry pit notes, with lightly taut structure framing the finish.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Carbonnieux 6000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 05/18/2012

There is a touch of sur-maturite on the nose although the delineation is commendable and it seems to mellow in the glass, that over-ripeness diminishing. The palate is full-bodied and dominated by the tannins that seem to be fully ripe, whilst the fi... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Carbonnieux 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 06/16/2011

35% sauvignon blanc, 35% semillon. 30% new oak. Planted to gravel on top of clay soils. A loaded nose offers crushed sea shells, high-toned citrus notes, and an underlying creaminess. On the palate, this displays upfront green apple and bright citrus... Geoffrey Binder. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Carbonnieux Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 06/08/2011

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


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Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

1 x 3000ML Double-Magnum


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Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

1 x 5000ML Jéroboam


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 09/22/2010

Purple-ruby. Fragrant aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and minerals. Enters bright and lively, with nicely delineated flavors of black fruits and minerals complicated by a hint of black pepper. This politely styled, impeccably balanced wine shows a... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Carbonnieux 750ml


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