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RP
91
JR
16.5+
WS
92
Château Carbonnieux 2016

Château Carbonnieux 2016

Cru classe -  - - Red
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Château Carbonnieux 2016

A dense and precise Pessac-Léognan red wine

The estate

Château Carbonnieux was founded in the 13th century by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Sainte-Croix. Château Carbonnieux is located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation and is one of the oldest châteaux in Bordeaux. In 1956, Marc Perrin acquired the château, which became a Classified Growth in 1959, for both its red and white wines.

The vineyard

A benchmark among Pessac-Léognan wines, Château Carbonnieux watches over a 52-hectare terroir planted with red grape varieties. The vineyards are divided into 119 separate plots and spread over a tapestry of soils ranging from clay-limestone to Günzian gravel.

Vinification and ageing

The wine is aged in Bordeaux barrels (30% of which are new wood) for 15 to 18 months depending on the vintage.

The blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)

Merlot (45%)

Cabernet Franc (4%)

Petit Verdot (1%).

Château Carbonnieux 2016 red wine: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Colour

Intense, this wine reveals subtle red and purplish hues.

Nose

Concentrated, the nose seduces with its frank aromatic expression.

Palate

The palate harmoniously blends a smooth texture with a beautiful roundness and a rare elegance.

Wine critic
Château Carbonnieux 2016
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Parker
91
100
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J. Robinson
16.5+
20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Carbonnieux reveals warm black and red plums, blackcurrants and cigar box scents with a waft of crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, fine-grained and with great freshness, it delivers a minerally finish.
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