Château Carbonnieux 2016 – Pessac-Léognan – Grand Cru Classé de Graves

The nose is fruity, racy, well-balanced, relatively powerful and offers finesse as well as a racy/gravelly minerality. It reveals slight notes of cassis, morello cherry and slight hints of blackberry associated with discreet hints of wild strawberry, hints of cedar wood, oak as well as slight hints of dark chocolate and discreet hints of flowers (violet…). The palate is fruity, juicy, well-balanced and offers a beautiful/fine tension, a slight freshness, a beautiful fresh/mineral frame, a nice fat, roundness as well as a beautiful silky and unctuous matter. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of juicy blackberry, cassis and crunchy red fruits associated with hints of dark chocolate, smoke, racy minerality (gravels), toasted oak as well as a discreet hint of grilled. Tannins are fine and slightly creamy. Good length. There is a slight gourmandise on the finish. A beautiful wine in the classic Carbonnieux style. Good maturity of the fruit!

Note (Score): 16,75/20

Note (Score): 93-94/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2017/03

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)