Vintages: 2009, 2010.
Chateau Carbonnieux Red - Pessac-Léognan
Vineyard: 50 hectares - average age of vines 27 years
Varieties: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Ageing: oak barrel ageing from 15 to 18 months (35 to 40% new oak)
Very classic red Carbonnieux characteristics, aromas of sweet black fruits with hints of dried herbs and lightly toasted oak. Medium to full-bodied with good concentration, balanced silky, sweet tannins and relatively low acidity imparts an appealing fullness on the palate. Its true complexity will slowly evolve over the next several years; well cellared it will still be drinking well in fifteen years or so.
Château Carbonnieux’s vineyard and wines share a long history which goes back to the 13th century. The Benedictine monks of Bordeaux’s Holy Cross abbey and the great Ferron and Bouchereau families all left their mark on the property. In 1956, Marc Perrin acquired and restored the château, which definitively earned the title of Cru Classé in 1959. Antony Perrin, his son, continued the improvements and gave this wine an international reputation. Today Eric and Philibert, his children, manage the family property.
The vineyard for Château Carbonnieux’s red wine is planted on a fine, naturally-drained gravel outcrop. Situated in the heart of the Pessac-Leognan appellation, this prestigious terroir is remarkable for its structure and diversity of it soils. The red wine seduces in its first youth, delivering all its aromas and complexity of flavour after many years ageing. Chateau Carbonnieux - Official Website