2017 Carbonnieux Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

VN 93 WE 93 WS 93 JS 92 JD 92
VN 93

Vinous, March 2020

The 2017 Carbonnieux is dark and intense in the glass. Swaths of tannin wrap around a core of dark fruit in this decidedly potent, Pessac-Léognan. Orange peel, incense, spice, sweet tobacco and cedar add a super appealing...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, March 2020

The ripeness of this wine creeps up slowly to reveal swaths of black fruits and a densely tannic core. The wine is layered with acidity that balances the black-currant flavors. The wine will age well. Drink from 2023. -...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, March 2020

This packs solid blackberry, red currant and boysenberry fruit paste flavors together, all inlaid with tar and licorice snap notes. A bold brambly edge infuses the finish with grip and energy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, January 2020

This has attractively fresh and ripe, cassis and blackcurrant aromas. The palate has measured shape and a supple, fleshy feel with plenty of depth to the cassis and blueberries. Drink or hold.
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, April 2018

(90-92) The 2017 Château Carbonnieux is also more than a little impressive. This medium-bodied, balanced, elegant red gives up notes of cassis, spring flowers, and classy oak. It’s not massive by any stretch yet excels on...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Carbonnieux Bordeaux Blend from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France, is a red wine that has garnered positive reviews for its balance, elegance, and aging potential. Produced by Carbonnieux, this wine is composed of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, and features an alcohol content of 13.5%. The wine is sealed with a traditional cork closure.

Jeb Dunnuck provides a score of 92 for this wine, describing it as "medium-bodied, balanced, elegant," and highlights its notes of "cassis, spring flowers, and classy oak" (jebdunnuck.com, 4/23/2018). Dunnuck emphasizes that while the wine isn’t massive, it excels in its balance and purity.

James Suckling also rates the 2017 Carbonnieux at 92 points, noting its "attractively fresh and ripe, cassis and blackcurrant aromas" (jamessuckling.com, 1/10/2020). He commends the wine for its "measured shape and a supple, fleshy feel" and mentions the depth of its cassis and blueberry flavors, suggesting that it can be enjoyed now or held for future consumption.

Wine Spectator awards the wine an impressive 93 points, praising its "solid blackberry, red currant and boysenberry fruit paste flavors," which are complemented by notes of "tar and licorice snap" (Wine Spectator, 3/31/2020). The review mentions a "bold brambly edge" that adds grip and energy to the finish, projecting that the wine will be best enjoyed from 2022 through 2035.

Wine Enthusiast echoes the high praise with another 93-point review, highlighting the wine's "ripeness" and "densely tannic core" (Wine Enthusiast, 3/1/2020). Reviewer Roger Voss points out the layers of black fruits and balanced acidity, suggesting that the wine will age well and recommending it be consumed from 2023 onward.

Vinous also rates the wine at 93 points, with Antonio Galloni describing the 2017 Carbonnieux as "dark and intense in the glass" (Vinous, 3/1/2020). Galloni notes the wine’s "swaths of tannin" and "dark fruit," with additional flavors of "orange peel, incense, spice, sweet tobacco, and cedar," indicating that further aging will enhance its complexity.

In summary, the 2017 Carbonnieux Bordeaux Blend is well-regarded for its elegant structure, balanced flavors, and aging potential. Reviewers consistently commend its complex fruit profile and tannic structure, making it a noteworthy choice for both immediate enjoyment and long-term cellaring.