Solid and firm tannins give this wine its structure. The fruits are masked by this density although the weight suggests they are there. It is concentrated and firm, and needs plenty of time. Drink from 2022. Founded in the 13th century by Benedictine monks, Château Carbonnieux is one of the oldest estates in the Bordeaux region. In 1956, Marc Perrin purchased the château and began vineyard and winery renovations, continued by son Antony. The property is now run by grandsons Eric and Philibert.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.