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Château Carbonnieux Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2006

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One of the most dramatic improvements in Bordeaux is what proprietor Tony Perrin has accomplished with Carbonnieux’s red wine program. The whites have always been among the leaders of the appellation, but he has built more fruit, body, and texture into the reds over recent vintages. Another unequivocal success, the 2006 offers creme de cassis, kirsch, and subtle smoke characteristics in a medium-bodied, pure, elegant style. With lovely texture, sweet tannin, and a savory, long finish, it should offer delicious drinking after 3-4 years of bottle age, and will keep for 15+ years. 90-92" WA 5/07

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

Member Reviews for Château Carbonnieux Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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Snooth User: Lodi Brad
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3.00 5
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
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
11/10/2013

Le Bernardin josh bday dinner


Snooth User: jamesbondjapan
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4.00 5
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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External Reviews for Château Carbonnieux Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
03/21/2009

RP This is a strong vintage for Bordeaux�s dry white wines, probably as good or better than 2005. Crisp acidity combined with outstanding concentration and the fact that most of the white grapes were harvested before the rains began in mid-September resulted in an impressive group of wines.


External Review
05/17/2009

This is a strong vintage for Bordeaux's dry white wines, probably as good or better than 2005. Crisp acidity combined with outstanding concentration and the fact that most of the white grapes were harvested before the rains began in mid-September res... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Carbonnieux Blanc 750ml


External Review
09/22/2010

Good full ruby. Ripe, musky aromas of black cherry and bitter chocolate. Ripe, juicy and youthful, with noteworthy intensity to the flavors of dark berries and smoked meat. A very primary style; appears to possess the mid-palate texture to support it... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Carbonnieux 750ml


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
10/15/2009

The 2006 Carbonnieux is immediately striking, with a complex, pure and restrained aroma of white fruits and mineral accents. The palate has excellent balance and purity, leaving a long, dry, nuanced finish. Perfectly ripe and complete, this is an outstanding vintage from this estate. Tasted from barrel April '07. By early '09, Carbonnieux delivers everything the wine promised when tasted from barrel two years ago. Aromatically, the wine is pure, fresh and restrained, then reveals a lovely scent of white fruits, lanolin and mineral highlights. On the palate, Carbonnieux is fresh and very clean with a bracing, firm backbone. Medium weight as usual for this property, the wine possesseubtle, nuanced finish. A classic and individual expression of white Graves. Robert Parker 91.


External Review
04/01/2008

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One of the most dramatic improvements in Bordeaux is what proprietor Tony Perrin has accomplished with Carbonnieux’s red wine program. The whites have always been among the leaders of the appellation, but he has built more fruit, body, and texture into the reds over recent vintages. Another unequivocal success, the 2006 offers creme de cassis, kirsch, and subtle smoke characteristics in a medium-bodied, pure, elegant style. With lovely texture, sweet tannin, and a savory, long finish, it should offer delicious drinking after 3-4 years of bottle age, and will keep for 15+ years. 90-92" WA 5/07

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