An impressive showing for a young wine with the structure and stuffing to impress over the upcoming years. On this occasion, the pop & pour approach did it a disservice until aerated for an hour plus, and I think substantially more time would have served it well. Ripe floral nose. Palate of raspberry ad red currants and coffee, with a nice floral aspect. More intense than delicate. An underrated estate when it comes to its red IMO, especially in great vintages (the 2005 sings!).
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(Chateau Carbonnieux (Pessac-Léognan)) Rather a velvety appearance to this rather crimson wine, and a lovely coulis of forest fruits on the nose, wild cherry and fraise de bois, all very attractive. The palate follows from this perfectly, the concentration relaxed, the presence rather juicy and open as a result, but with identifiable seams of tannin and acid running underneath. Rather an attractive, elegant and composed wine. Nice fruit depth at the edges with a touch of savouriness to them. This is very lovely, an impressive wine.
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