2011 Carbonnieux



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Average critic rating : 89.5 points

90

90

For me, Carbonnieux always tastes similar to a grand cru Burgundy from the appellation of Corton. The deep ruby/plum-colored 2011 offers lots of cherry, earth and spice aromas along with loads of fruit, medium body and a surprisingly packed style. Still young and grapy, this beauty should develop the tell-tale signature of Pessac-Leognan with additional time in the bottle. Readers who have followed this estate, which is also renowned for their dry white wines, will be surprised by the intensity of their 2011. Give it several more years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15+ years. Wine Advocate.April, 2014

88-90

88-90

The Carbonnieux ’11 is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked from around 5th September. It has a pleasant, chalky bouquet with fresh blackberry, raspberry leaf, a touch of iodine and oaky notes that will be absorbed throughout its maturation. The palate is medium-bodied with tough tannins on the entry. It is masculine and rather foursquare, although I appreciate the harmony and balance towards the finish that shows fine persistency. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

87-90

87-90

A tangy mix of damson plum, loganberry and cherry pit notes, with lightly taut structure framing the finish. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com

16.5

16.5

Rich dark crimson. Ripe and lightly floral dark fruit. Violets appear. Firmly and finely structured, lots of dry graphite flavour and texture and there's just enough fruit to hold it in balance. Refined tannins that seem a little dry now but I think it will fill out a little. jancisrobinson.com

89-91

89-91

This wine is polished, well balanced with good length. The fruit is attractive with notes of cherries, plums and fresh red dates. It is a soft approachable style with no rough tannins. Balanced and elegant. AsianPalate.com



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