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Château Carbonnieux 2017

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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.

J. Robinson : 16 / 20
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Alcohol
13.5

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

Dessert wine
No

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

Allergens
Contains sulphites