Château-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan 2013

Château-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan 2013

SKU 3446


Once our fears about the weather were over, this vintage turned out to be on a par with the great Bordeaux classics, like that of 2008, with fruitiness, structure and length.
Category White Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan
Brand Château-Carbonnieux
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastSolid and firm tannins give this wine its structure. The fruits are masked by this density although the weight suggests they are there. It is concentrated and firm, and needs plenty of time. Drink from 2022. Founded in the 13th century by Benedictine monks, Château Carbonnieux is one of the oldest estates in the Bordeaux region. In 1956, Marc Perrin purchased the château and began vineyard and winery renovations, continued by son Antony. The property is now run by grandsons Eric and Philibert.

Roger Voss, March 1, 2016
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Carbonnieux has quite an upfront and "confident" nose within the context of the 2013 vintage, emboldened with upfront redcurrant and cranberry fruit mixed with damp soil/woodland aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp tannic backbone: just a touch of sour cherry intermingling with the black fruit with fine precision towards the poised and nicely detailed, almost gravelly finish. This is a very respectable Pessac-Léognan that should drink well over the next 10 years.

Neal Martin, October 28, 2016
  • ws86

Wine SpectatorThis offers a light-weight but friendly mix of pepper, bay, plum and cherry flavors, backed by a modicum of bramble on the finish. Drink now. 25,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2016