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2016 Chateau Carbonnieux

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$79. 99 Bottle
$959.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2016 Carbonnieux has a gorgeous, beautifully defined bouquet with pure black fruit, hints of sous-bois and pressed flowers, the new oak seamlessly integrated. What a nuanced and sensual bouquet! The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of ripe, black, graphite-tinged fruit, supremely well-judged acidity and a level of harmony that frankly, I have never encountered on a Carbonnieux. This is a brilliant wine from this Pessac-Léognan estate that has threatened to make a wine this good in the past.
92-94 points
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 2017)

Lively, with a bouncy edge to the mix of plum, cherry and cassis notes. A light tarry echo shows on the finish, but this relies more on juicy acidity. Solid length.-J.M.
90-93 points
Wine Spectator

Big and juicy red with lots of fruit and tannins yet it's not overdone. Full-bodied, chewy and intense. Lots of potential here. Better than the 2015?
94-95 points
James Suckling

Firm and on the stalky side, this is a wine with dense tannins. It has a solid core that will stand it in good stead as it matures. A firm wine that does finish with elegant acidity.
93-95 points
Wine Enthusiast

The 2016 Carbonnieux is positively delightful. Elegant, gracious and medium in body, the 2016 possesses exceptional finesse and nuance. Bright red cherry, white pepper and mint add a super-appealing upper register. Above all else, though, Carbonnieux speaks to total finesse. This is an especially refined wine for the appellation.
90-93 points