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Chateau CARBONNIEUX ROUGE Pessac-Leognan 2005

Wine Region: Bordeaux - France

Grape: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: 91+/100

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