Ch Carbonnieux 2020
Grand Cru Classé
Pessac Léognan Rouge
€ 30.49/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – 90-92/100
This Pessac-Léognan has been a little inconsistent of late. The 2020 Carbonnieux, matured in 35–40% new oak, has a slightly subdued nose despite giving it ample aeration, blackberry, mint and light floral aromas gradually unfurling. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, fine acidity, crisp blackberry and wild strawberry fruit and a slightly chalky finish. It is traditional in style, but that is not necessarily a bad thing, and I find there is more persistence on the finish compared to the recently tasted 2018 in bottle. This is a return to form.
The Wine Advocate – 91-93/100
Sporting a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Carbonnieux opens with notes of tar, dark chocolate and licorice, giving way to a core of stewed black plums, cassis and blackberry compote, plus a waft of smoked meats. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers mouth-coating, juicy black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing savory.
J. Suckling – 93-94/100
J.M Quarin – 87/100
Couleur sombre, intense et pourpre. Nez moyennement aromatique, fruité et suave. Bouche agréable, au corps un peu coulant, mais avec un joli arôme en finale. Tannin fin. Assemblage : 60 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot, 5 % cabernet franc, 5 % petit verdot.