Monday, September 22, 2014

the crosses of Château Carbonnieux

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The holy cross looks over the barrels of Carbonnieux ...
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... and the library of dusty, old glories ...
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... but it's always just about the wine. Always just about the wine.
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Tasting notes:

2012 Château Carbonnieux Blanc: A blend of 70% sauvignon blanc, 30% sémillon. Oak here with bright fruit, minerality and that green sauvignon fruit. Lovely lift and energy on the palate. Great extract and focus.

2008 Château Carbonnieux Blanc: A blend 65% sauvignon blanc, 35% sémillon. Integrated oak, but fruit slightly dried. Subdued. Bright palate with focus, tension, and great acidity. Very elegant here, developing in a good way.

2012 Château Carbonnieux Rouge: Racy nose, dark fruits and spice. Aggressive tannins, good acidity. Very young now, but already elegant, with very obvious potential.

2010 Château Carbonnieux Rouge: Very ripe, pruney nose - quite one-dimensional at this point, but a HUGE palate. Big tannins with good acidity behind it, needs a lot of time. A crunchy, visceral wine.

DF

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