C-EC12-0541

12 x Chateau Carbonnieux 2015, Cru Classé red

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Case Size: 12 x 0.75. Offers a singular nose of cedar, black cherry and red rose petals in a good olfactory freshness. The attack is very dynamic and the mid-palate reveals a good tannic structure with creamy yet strong tannins. The finish is delicious on the fruit and broad.

  • VINTAGE: 2015

    GRAPE: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

    ORIGIN: France - Bordeaux

    TASTE PROFILE: Robust Red - Powerful & Bold

    DELICIOUS WITH: Beef, Lamb, Game, Poultry

    SERVING TEMPERATURE:16 to 18°C

    IDEAL FOR: Dinner, Romantic dinner, Special occasion, Impress

    SIZE: 0.75

    EXPERT RATINGS: 93 - James Suckling

    THE STORY: The history of Carbonnieux goes back a very long way, and records show that wine was made there at least as early as the 12th century. Benedictine monks from Sainte-Croix abbey in Bordeaux replanted and renovated the estate in the 18th century. They took advantage of the exceptionally pale, clear color of the white wine to label it as "Carbonnieux mineral water", which they then proceeded to ship to the sultan of Turkey. Marc Perrin acquired and restored the château in 1956. His son, Antony, currently manages the estate. The gravelly soil at Carbonnieux is perfectly drained thanks to the Eau Blanche stream that carries away any excess water. The 85 hectares of vines are evenly divided between red and white wine varieties. The white wine is fermented and aged in barrel for 10 months. The red wine is aged for 15 to 18 months in barrel, depending on the quality and characteristics of the vintage.

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