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    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled lamb

The Story

One of the most ancient winegrowing estates in Bordeaux, Chateau Carbonnieux has made wine without interruptin since the 13th century. The chateau itself is an impressive building dating from the 4th century that had as many as twelve towers at one time.

The first owners - and accomplished winegrowers - were the Benedictine monks of Sainte-Croix abbey in Bordeaux, who made internationally-renowned red and white wines centuries ago. They also succeeded in introducing their pale-coloured, crystal clear white wine to the palace of the Sultan of Constantinople by labelling it 'Mineral Water Carbonnieux' to get around the prohibition against alcoholic beverages. 

For over fifty years, Carbonnieux has belonged to the Perrin family, winegrowers from father to son since the early 19th century.

Located on the highest point in the commune of Leognan, on soil that is perfectly drained by a stream called L'Eau Blanche, Carbonnieux's terroir is especially conducive to producing fine quality red and white wines.

VINEYARD 

Soil: Deep gravel and clay-limestone 
Average of the vineyard: 27 years 
Grape Varieties: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon / 35% Merlot / 5% Cabernet Franc / 5% Petite Verdot

 

VINIFICATION 
Hand harvesting. Double sorting in the vat room. Vatting for 3 to 4 weeks in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. Barrel ageing from 15 to 18 months with 35 to 40% new oak.

 

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Medium deep colour. Dark cherry slight wood varnish notes. Well concentrated and supple with attractive dark berry fruits, red currant notes, fine plentiful chalky tannins and excellent mineral length. Sinewy graphite finish. Tannins are under control. Should develop into something decent. 91 points
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Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants and blackberries, ripe elderberries, discreet spiciness and hints of roasting aroma. On the palate elegant, fine tannins, ripe fruit, juicy character with good length.
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Origin

Bordeaux, Graves

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Carbonnieux 2015  ( Château Carbonnieux )

"Medium deep colour. Dark cherry slight wood varnish notes. Well concentrated and supple with attractive dark berry fruits, red currant notes, fine plentiful chalky tannins and excellent mineral length. Sinewy graphite finish. Tannins are under control. Should develop into something decent. 91 points"

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Carbonnieux 2015  ( Château Carbonnieux )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants and blackberries, ripe elderberries, discreet spiciness and hints of roasting aroma. On the palate elegant, fine tannins, ripe fruit, juicy character with good length. "

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