Tasting notes: "A beauty from Carbonnieux, the 2005 has a dense ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of charcoal embers, smoke, graphite, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, pure and lush as well as beautifully textured and long. This wine is just entering its plateau of maturity and should hang there for at least another two decades." - Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate
About the winery: Founded in the 13th century by the Benedictines of the Abbey of Sainte-Croix, Chateau Carbonnieux, located within the Pessac-Leognan appellation, is one of the oldest in Bordeaux. In 1956, Marc Perrin acquired the chateau, which became classified in 1959 in Red and White in Graves wines classification.