Château Carbonnieux

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0304 ratings
9.157 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Ivonne Nill

Classic Bordeaux, linear structure, elegant, cedar, cassis, cigarbox and damp earth and dried leaves. What a joy to drink, still alive and will keep its drinking quality easily for another 8-10 years.

Classic Bordeaux, linear structure, elegant, cedar, cassis, cigarbox and damp earth and dried leaves. What a joy to drink, still alive and will keep its drinking quality easily for another 8-10 years.

Jul 5th, 2018
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.0

Ripe with lush fruit but underlying minerality steers it back to Bdx. The longer it sits in the glass the more French it gets. Nice to taste the Rouge for a change. #blindtasting #carbonnieux #bordeaux

Ripe with lush fruit but underlying minerality steers it back to Bdx. The longer it sits in the glass the more French it gets. Nice to taste the Rouge for a change. #blindtasting #carbonnieux #bordeaux

Jun 23rd, 2018
Yianni Stoner

UGC tasting

UGC tasting

Jan 27th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

Man, this wine keeps getting better as it sits in the glass. A 90 after 1 hour, a 91 after 2.. a beautifully balanced Pessac with just the right amount of body but a profound amount of restraint as well. One of the few left bank properties featuring a slight edge in Merlot over Cabernet in the blend, and it shows. Vibrant fruit and crazy smooth, even for its youth.

The nose starts out timid but picks up steam with an aroma of almost sweetened strawberries, kirsch, and rhubarb. With time, some faint cedar and dusty minerals come to play. The palate features fine-grained tannins, medium body weight and similar fruit and mineral characteristics. Not a heavyweight by any means, but as far as early-drinkabity and smooth, elegant flavors are concerned - this one has you covered. Nice bottle for a producer more known for their whites.

Man, this wine keeps getting better as it sits in the glass. A 90 after 1 hour, a 91 after 2.. a beautifully balanced Pessac with just the right amount of body but a profound amount of restraint as well. One of the few left bank properties featuring a slight edge in Merlot over Cabernet in the blend, and it shows. Vibrant fruit and crazy smooth, even for its youth.

The nose starts out timid but picks up steam with an aroma of almost sweetened strawberries, kirsch, and rhubarb. With time, some faint cedar and dusty minerals come to play. The palate features fine-grained tannins, medium body weight and similar fruit and mineral characteristics. Not a heavyweight by any means, but as far as early-drinkabity and smooth, elegant flavors are concerned - this one has you covered. Nice bottle for a producer more known for their whites.

Aug 18th, 2017
Alexandre Calvi

My every day wine: I wish! Silky and fleshy ripe black cherry and red plum, great acidity

My every day wine: I wish! Silky and fleshy ripe black cherry and red plum, great acidity

1 person found it helpfulFeb 29th, 2016
Michael Solway

1964

Oct 21st, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

Blackberries, black cherries, strawberries, very dry.

Blackberries, black cherries, strawberries, very dry.

Apr 7th, 2016
Greg Gregory

Great value.

Great value.

Oct 8th, 2015
Matt Courtney

Winemaker Arista Winery

9.8

Unbelievable

Unbelievable

Jul 23rd, 2015
Michael Claypool

Love this wine but this bottle was a bit off. Still a great wine.

Love this wine but this bottle was a bit off. Still a great wine.

Jan 4th, 2015