2011 Carbonnieux Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 90
  • NM 90
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2011 Carbonnieux Bordeaux Blend

WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
A tangy mix of damson plum loganberry and cherry pit notes with lightly taut structure framing the finish.-J.M.
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
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... 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.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
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... 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. 90+ - Robert Parker
JJB 90
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2012
50% cabernet sauvignon 40% merlot 7% cabernet franc with 3% petite verdot and carmenere from deep sloping gravelly soils mixed with clay. Aged for 15-18 months in 35-40% new oak barrels. This release is a pale bright red... 50% cabernet sauvignon 40% merlot 7% cabernet franc with 3% petite verdot and carmenere from deep sloping gravelly soils mixed with clay. Aged for 15-18 months in 35-40% new oak barrels. This release is a pale bright red with aromas of minerals cranberry rose violet and plum. The palate has ample acidity with dry gravel flavors balancing the red fruit. Medium-bodied and fleshy this finishes with very dry tannins. One of the oldest estates in Graves Carbonnieux has been making wine without interruption since the 13th century! Drink 2015-2022.