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.
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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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