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Château Carbonnieux 2017

Château Carbonnieux 2017
£410 Incl. VAT & DPa case of 6 Magnums (1,5l)| £68.33 / Unit
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    The Finesse and Balance of a Grand Cru Classé from Graves

    Masterfully managed by the three Perrin siblings - Eric, Philibert and their sister Christine Lescuyer - the Grand Cru Classé of Graves Château Carbonnieux has become one of the biggest names in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, located in the south of the Bordeaux region.

    2017 will certainly remain a landmark year in the history of Château Carbonnieux. This vintage marks the receipt of the Label HVE 3 (High Environmental Value of level 3) certification for the vineyard with an exceptional terroir, located at the top of a beautiful gravel ridge, where green fertiliser was sown to ensure good soil health by promoting natural ventilation. 2017 will also be remembered for the frost at the end of April, which did not spare the Château Carbonnieux estate.

    Thanks to the careful attention paid by the dedicated team to the important work in the vineyard, the Château has managed to get the very best out of a vintage classified as a "winemaker’s vintage". The First Wine of the Château, the Château Carbonnieux red 2017 is the result of a rigorous selection of the best fruit.

    The blend, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), and supplemented by Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%), reveals the very high quality of the fruit, full of anthocyanins and presenting an optimal balance of sugar and acidity, without over-ripening. Bursting with freshness, the Château Carbonnieux red 2017 displays a very expressive aromatic bouquet, with rich aromas of small red berries. On the palate, the attack is delicious, and offers a soft texture on the mid-palate, along with a seductive texture whose softness and density stretch toward a finish of beautiful aromatic persistence. A Château Carbonnieux full of charm, from a vintage marked by great finesse.

    Parker : 85 / 100
    J. Robinson : 16 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Carbonnieux is closed and broody on the nose with tar and herbs scents over black cherries, mulberries and plum preserves plus a waft of garrigue. The medium-bodied palate is simple, chewy and a bit lean.
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot/Carménère

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    16

    J. Suckling
    92

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    93

    Wine Spectator
    93

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Carbonnieux

    Classification
    Cru classe

    Parker
    85

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

    Is promo
    No

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