Château Carbonnieux 2015

16-18°CRegion: BordeauxFrance

Suggested Food Pairings:

Red MeatsSpicy FoodsAged CheesesCured MeatsPizzasRed Pastas
35 JD

The history of this exceptional wine is long and distinguished! It dates back a very long way and records show that wine was made there at least as early as the 12th century. Benedictine monks from Sainte-Croix abbey in Bordeaux replanted and renovated the estate in the 18th century. They took advantage of the exceptionally pale, clear color of the white wine to label it as "Carbonnieux mineral water", which they then proceeded to ship to the sultan of Turkey. The gravelly soil at Carbonnieux is perfectly drained thanks to the “Eau Blanche” stream that carries away any excess water. The 85 hectares of vines are evenly divided between red and white wine varieties.

Tasting Notes

The 2015 Château Carbonnieux is made from 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot that spent 18 months in 30% new barrels. Classic notes of black cherries, ground herbs, licorice, and hints of earth all emerge from this medium-bodied, concentrated, structured Pessac that has ripe tannin and a beautiful finish. This wine started drinking well in 2020 but should last for at least two decades.


Wine Enthusiast 94 Points, James Suckling 93 Points, Decanter 93 Points, Robert Parker 92 Points

Country: Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux - France


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