2015 Carbonnieux Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WE 94 DC 93 JS 93 JD 92 WA 92 WS 92 JL 91
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, April 2018

The firm tannins in this wine are dense and concentrated, ripe rather than dry. The fruit and juicy acidity give the wine richness and crispness at the same time. It has a great future. Drink from 2025.
DC 93

Decanter, December 2017

This delicious wine impressed during en primeur, and still does - it's one of the best wines ever produced here, with succulent, fleshy but restrained black fruits and good balance. It's not one that you will have to wait...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

The dark berry and iodine aromas are fascinating with bark and black tea undertones. Medium to full body, juicy fruit and a savory finish. Hints of tobacco and chocolate. A long time favorite. Drink in 2020.
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, November 2017

92+ 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...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018

Medium garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Carbonnieux is very earthy with fallen leaves, mossy bark and damp soil notions with a core of red currants and black raspberries plus a waft of wild thyme. The medium-bodied palate...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, January 2018

Offers cassis, raspberry and cherry paste flavors, showing flashes of mulling spice, sweet tobacco and warm earth. Suave and accessible. Best from 2019 through 2027. — J.M.
JL 91

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018

Medium bodied, energetic, soft, earthy expression, that already shows an elegant, easy to drink charm. The finish delivers ripe, sweet, red berries and tobacco. This will be a pleasure to well early in life, yet it can be...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%

The 2015 Carbonnieux Bordeaux Blend is a well-regarded wine from the Pessac-Léognan sub-region in Bordeaux, France. Produced by Carbonnieux, this red wine has an alcohol content of 14.0%.

The wine has garnered praise from multiple professional reviewers. According to Lisa Perrotti-Brown from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, it is "medium garnet-purple in color," and offers "earthy notes of fallen leaves, mossy bark, and damp soil," with a core of "red currants and black raspberries" and a hint of wild thyme. Perrotti-Brown rated this wine 92 points, noting its "firm, grainy and fresh" palate with "delicate red fruits and an earthy finish."

Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com echoes similar sentiments, describing the wine as "medium-bodied, energetic, soft, earthy," with an "elegant, easy to drink charm." He highlights its "ripe, sweet, red berries and tobacco" finish, and scores it 91 points. Leve suggests that this wine will be enjoyable both in its youth and with some aging.

Jeb Dunnuck also awarded the wine 92 points, describing it as "medium-bodied, concentrated, structured," with "classic notes of black cherries, ground herbs, licorice, and hints of earth." He notes the wine's "ripe tannin and a good finish," recommending 4-5 years of bottle aging but predicting it will last for two decades.

Wine Spectator's J.M. gives this wine a 92-point score, noting its "cassis, raspberry, and cherry paste flavors," along with "mulling spice, sweet tobacco, and warm earth." He describes it as "suave and accessible," best enjoyed from 2019 through 2027.

James Suckling awards it 93 points, praising its "dark berry and iodine aromas," with "bark and black tea undertones." He mentions its "juicy fruit and savory finish," with "hints of tobacco and chocolate," suggesting it to be a favorite to drink in 2020.

Wine Enthusiast provides the highest score with 94 points, emphasizing the wine's "firm tannins" that are "dense and concentrated, ripe rather than dry." The review highlights the balance of "fruit and juicy acidity," predicting a "great future" for the wine, and recommending it be enjoyed from 2025.

Finally, Decanter gives the wine a 93-point rating, noting it as "one of the best wines ever produced" at Carbonnieux, with "succulent, fleshy but restrained black fruits and good balance." The review mentions that it is not a wine one will have to wait long to enjoy.

Overall, the 2015 Carbonnieux Bordeaux Blend is a celebrated wine known for its earthy tones, balanced fruit flavors, and potential for aging.