2016 Carbonnieux Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 95 WE 95 DC 93 JL 92 WS 92 JD 91 WA 91
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, April 2017

(JS94-95 points) 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?
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, May 2019

Packed with young tannins, this wine shows the structure of the vintage as well as its fresh and perfumed fruit. The combination will develop to produce a restrained and elegant wine. Drink from 2025.
DC 93

Decanter, April 2021

While the whites of this estate have long enjoyed a fine reputation, the reds have become consistent in quality more recently. This is a powerful vintage, with still unresolved tannin, jammy ripe black and red fruit...
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019

This is another Pessac Leognan that took a giant leap forward during the barrel aging process. The nose combines smoky fruits, flowers, earth and tobacco leaf. Medium bodied and elegant, the wine is already easy to drink...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2019

Well-built, with a core of dense plum paste, raspberry reduction and melted red licorice notes framed by roasted apple wood accents and backed by juicy, brambly grip on the finish. Youthfully vibrant and should cellar...
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

Notes of red and black currants, truffles, smoked earth, and graphite emerge from the 2016 Château Carbonnieux. Medium-bodied, ripe, with present tannins and good acidity, it has an old-school vibe and is classic Graves...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Carbonnieux reveals warm black and red plums, blackcurrants and cigar box scents with a waft of crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, fine-grained and with great freshness, it delivers a...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2016 Carbonnieux Bordeaux Blend, a red wine that hails from the prestigious Pessac Leognan sub-region of Bordeaux, France. This wine is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Carbonnieux.

In the glass, the 2016 Carbonnieux reveals a deep garnet-purple hue that captivates the eye. With a nose that exudes elegance and complexity, this wine offers a symphony of warm black and red plums, blackcurrants, and hints of cigar box, all underscored by a subtle waft of crushed rocks. It is a sensory journey that invites you to explore further.

On the palate, this full-bodied red showcases a perfect balance between opulence and structure. The juicy fruit flavors burst onto the scene, with notes of ripe raspberry reduction and dense plum paste taking center stage. These flavors are beautifully framed by accents of roasted apple wood, adding a touch of sophistication to the overall profile. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression of brambly grip that promises a graceful evolution over time.

Renowned wine critics have bestowed high praise upon the 2016 Carbonnieux. James Suckling awarded it an impressive 95 points, describing it as a big and juicy red with lots of fruit and tannins that is not overdone. Wine Spectator lauds its well-built structure and vibrant youthfulness, predicting its potential to cellar well into the future. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate commends its medium-bodied finesse and refreshing minerality, while Wine Enthusiast highlights its packed young tannins and fresh, perfumed fruit.

This wine is a true treasure that exemplifies the exceptional quality and character of Bordeaux blends. With its remarkable depth, elegance, and potential for aging, the 2016 Carbonnieux is a must-have addition to any discerning wine enthusiast's collection. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, this red gem promises to captivate and delight with every sip.