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Chateau Carbonnieux 2018

Chateau Carbonnieux 2018
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    A powerful and delicious red Grand Cru Classe of Graves

    After a difficult beginning to the year, the 2018 vintage turned out to be very successful at Chateau Carbonnieux, a Grand Cru Classe de Graves located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation.

    While powerful rainstorms and hailstorms in the spring affected the vineyards of Chateau Carbonnieux, the sky cleared in the summertime, which was hot and dry, yielding perfectly ripened grapes just in time for the harvest. Although the yields are much lower than usual, the quality is exceptional.

    The Chateau Carbonnieux rouge 2018 is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%). The wine is aged for 15 to 18 months in Bordeaux barrels, 40% of which is of new oak.

    At the tasting, the Chateau Carbonnieux red 2018 presents a purple color, dense and deep, shimmering with ruby reflections. The aromatic bouquet seduces with its intensely fruity expression, revealing notes of red berries. The personality of each grape variety is fully expressed, with notes of blueberry contributed to the wonderfully ripe Merlot, and smoky notes from the Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, the wine is very powerful, evolving a delicious rounded and generous texture with slightly woody notes. The tannins are remarkably structured and polished. A very rich wine indeed, the Chateau Carbonnieux red 2018 is undoubtedly a great vintage of the property, with a future full of promise.

    Parker : 91-93 / 100
    J. Suckling : 92-93 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Carbonnieux leaps from the glass with vibrant notes of baked blackberries, warm cassis, preserved plum and lavender with touches of Indian spices, forest floor and dried sage. Full-bodied, firm and grainy, the generous fruit has loads of bright, vibrant sparks plus a great line of freshness, finishing mineral tinged.
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Alcohol
    14.5

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

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    15,5

    J. Suckling
    92-93

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    89-92

    Wine Spectator
    93-96

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Carbonnieux

    Classification
    Cru classe

    Parker
    91-93

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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