Château-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan 2015
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
This wine has a wonderful citrus character of fresh lemons and limes that meld with the mineral texture. It is crisp while also structured, bright with acidity and zesty in lemon and orange flavors. The aftertaste is herbal, crisp and bright. Drink from 2022.
The 2015 Carbonnieux is laced with generous black cherry, plum, scorched earth, game, tobacco and cedar. The ripe, voluptuous fruit nearly buries the tannins, but they are very much present. This is an especially creamy, racy Pessac-Léognan built on forward fruit. The wine's textural balance and overall feel only add to the wine's considerable appeal.
Offers enticing cassis, raspberry and cherry paste flavors, showing flashes of mulling spice, sweet tobacco and warm earth. The plush structure gives this a suave and accessible feel through the finish, with a perfumed hint to boot. This should be very charming with short-term cellaring. Best from 2019 through 2027. 15,000 cases made.
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 is firm, grainy and fresh with delicate red fruits and an earthy finish.
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 earth all emerge from this medium-bodied, concentrated, structured Pessac that has ripe tannin and a good finish. It's backward and tight, and needs 4-5 years of bottle age but should last for two decades.