Château-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan 2013
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.
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.
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.