Wonderful middle weight Bordeaux. Good cherry fruit and wonderful tannin that gave the wine a wonderful mouth feel. Wonderful sensation of earth between the nose and the taste. Good acid and a long finish. Drank the first half with some grilled lamb chops and the second half a day later with some roast chicken.
Decanted three hours. The initially poopy nose blew off, showing very typically Bordeaux scents. Nice dark cherry framed with present tannins. Not complex, really, but a good choice with our steaks. Drink or hold 2 years.
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(Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan) A really very appealing and sensuous nose of smoky jam, deeply characterful and attractive. It has a plump, rounded, full and creamy style on the palate, with a soft grip and decent acidity. It has a lovely presence. Rather firm beneath the welcoming flesh. Not the definition of the finest wines, but may make delightful drinking for many.
(Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan) Unlike the white Carbonnieux this is not at all closed; it has a vibrant red fruit character, a melange of gravelly, raspberry notes. Firm, solidly put together wine, perhaps a little coarse, showing a firm, tannic structure. Seems well extracted. Has a certain rustic appeal. Good.
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